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Conocarpus erectus, Button Mangrove, Florida Buttonwood

Conocarpus erectus

Button Mangrove, Florida Buttonwood
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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Evergreen tree to 6 m tall, 20 cm in diameter, with spreading crown. The evergreen leaves are oblong to lance-shaped, 2-4 in (5.1-10.2 cm) long and arranged alternately. The leaves are eaten, or their decoction drunk, for fever.

The tree is used in landscaping and in bonsai.

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