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Beach Naupaka

Scaevola taccada

Habitat:

Native to southeastern Asia, eastern Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. Introduced to beaches and dunes in Florida.

Notes:

Often mistaken for the very similar native and threatened Inkberry (Scaevola plumieri). The fruit color are a sure give away. This plant has white berries, and its foliage is much more showy. The flowers however are very similar, both being a quite unusual looking "half" flower. See reference page for more detail. And see a spotting of Inkberry here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/197...

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LivanEscudero
Spotted by
LivanEscudero

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 11, 2014
Submitted on Oct 12, 2014

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