Xavier Cortada, Gumbo Limbo, 2010.
Description: One of the most common and important canopy trees in the tropical hammock. Also considered one of the most wind-tolerant trees.
Height: Typically 30-50 feet.
Light: Full sun to light shade.
Drought Tolerance: High.
Wildlife and Ecology: Provides food and cover for wildlife. Larval host plant for dingy purplewing butterfly. Fruit is an important source for birds, including many winter migrants.