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Sweet mangrove

Maytenus phyllanthoides


A low growing evergreen shrub with paddle-like leathery leaves. Found along the coast and native to South Texas, Florida, and Mexico. Goes by several different common names like Mangle Dulce, Mayten, Florida Mayten, Gutta-percha Mayten, Leatherleaf and by other names.


Spotted in a large open meadow at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park.

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Brownsville, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 13, 2020
Submitted on Jan 12, 2021

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