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Species Name:    Ardisia escallonoides
Common Name:     

            (Marlberry)

 


I.  TAXONOMY

Kingdom Phylum/Division: Class: Order: Family: Genus:
Plantae Magnoliophyta Magnoliopsida Primulales Myrsinaceae Ardisia


A common shrub or small tree in hammock and coastal areas, the marlberry, Ardisia escallonoides, fruits irregularly throughout the year.  Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.


Fruit detail of Ardisia escallonoides.  When fully ripe, these edible fruits are black.  Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.


Species Name:
Ardisia escallonoides Schiede & Deppe ex Schlecht. & Cham.

Common Name:
marlberry, marbleberry, island marlberry

Other Taxonomic Groupings:
Subkingdom : Tracheobionta
Subclass : Dilleniidae

Synonymy:
Icacorea paniculata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Report by:  K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station
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