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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
Synonymy: Icacorea paniculata
  1. TAXONOMY

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

    Other Taxonomic Groupings

    Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
    Subclass: Dilleniidae

  2. HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION

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  3. LIFE HISTORY AND POPULATION BIOLOGY

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  4. PHYSICAL TOLERANCES

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  5. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

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  6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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  7. REFERENCES

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Report by: K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station
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Page last updated: December 19, 2001

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