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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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|Size:||30-40 (70) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Dry-moist sites. Tropical hammocks.|
|Recommended Uses:||Use as a specimen tree. May be large. May produce aerial roots, but less frequently than F. aurea.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock|
Many birds and other wildlife consume the fruit and find cover in this plant.
Larval host for ruddy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus) butterflies, Edwards' wasp (Lymire edwardsii) and fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus) moths.
It is pollinated by a host-specific wasp (Pegoscapus tonduzi).