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Gopher Apple

Licania michauxii Prance


Small thumb size fruit among little clusters of leaves. It's an evergreen ground covering shrub.


Dry sandy soil of an ancient sand dune system.


The fruit is eaten by the gopher tortoise and other animals as well as people. It's also called a ground oak.

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Karen Hileman
Karen Hileman 11 years ago

The one I picked doesn't seem ripe and not a bit juicy or flavorful.

chesterbperry 11 years ago

Is it tasty, do you know what the flavor is like?

Karen Hileman
Spotted by
Karen Hileman

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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