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Seagrape

Coccoloba_uvifera

Description:

The seagrape or baygrape is highly tolerant of salt and is used to stabilize beaches.

Habitat:

It is native to coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean.

Notes:

The trunk is used for the manufacture of red dye. The fruits are edible raw and processed into jam or rum. The roots are used for treating dysentery. The wood is used for making furniture.

1 Species ID Suggestions

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 9 years ago
coccoloba uvifera Coccoloba uvifera


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1 Comment

glbnoah109
glbnoah109 9 years ago

Patricia,
Thanks for the ID. I have updated the spotting and learned a lot more about this functional plant.

glbnoah109
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Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 23, 2011
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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