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Colubrina elliptica

Colubrina elliptica (Sw.) Briz. & Stern

Colubrina reclinata (L’Hér.) Brongn.

Soldierwood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRhamnalesBuckthorns, oleasters, grapes, others
FamilyRhamnaceaeBuckthorn family
GenusColubrinaSnakelike, shaped like a snake, alluding to the stems or to the stamens
SpeciesellipticaElliptical, about twice as long as wide

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Colubrina elliptica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Colubrina elliptica (Soldierwood)

4/14/2015 · Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo, FL
≈ 31 × 47" (79 × 119 cm)

Colubrina elliptica (Soldierwood)

4/14/2015 · Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo, FL

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