Bernardia dichotoma (Willd.) Müll.Arg.
  • Linnaea
  • Caribbean Myrtle Croton


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Bernardia dichotoma (Willd.) Müll.Arg. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000326277. Accessed on: 30 Nov 2020'

Habit

Bernardia dichotoma grows as a shrub up to 3 m. in height. The leaves are arranged alternately, ovate to elliptic, to 10 cm long and 5 cm wide. The leaves have an acute leaf apex and a crenate/serrate margin.Bernardia dichotoma is monoecious. The incomplete, imperfect, actinomorphic flowers are arranged in pubescent spikes (staminate) arising in leaf axils or solitary (carpellate). In staminate flowers the calyx has unfused, membranous sepals and numerous stamens. There is no corolla or carpel. Carpellate flowers have an unfused 5 -6 parted calyx, and no corolla or stamens. The ovary is superior and has 3 locules each with a single ovule. The fruit is a triangular capsule.

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    Habitat

    Bernardia dichotoma grows in Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation – Forest/Shrublands (coppice).

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    Distribution

    Bernardia dichotoma occurs throughout the central island groupings of the Lucayan Archipelago, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands and Venezuel

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    Uses

    Bernardia dichotoma is not known to be used medicinally in the Lucayan Archipelago.

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    Nationally Preferred Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Caribbean Myrtle CrotonEnglishBS

     Information From

    Euphorbiaceae
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
    http://www.levypreserve.org
    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. 2020. Flora by Common Name and by Scientific Name. Bahamas National Trust. Available at www.levypreserve.org Accessed on (2020/07/09).
    • B Ethan Freid All rights Preserved
    • C Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. All rights Preserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • E Botanic Gardens Conservation International