White Stopper - Eugenia axillaris
A Florida species that also grows in Bermuda and the West Indies, White Stopper grows in hammocks on sandy or rocky soils. It is a small tree (26 feet) with a thin, fissured and scaly brown bark. The leaves are opposite, evergreen, and broad near the base with a broad tip; they are leathery and dark above with tiny black dots on the underside. The white or greenish-white flowers have 4 petals and are fragrant and borne in clusters in the leaf axils. The fruit is reddish to black and up to one-half inch in diameter, edible, and juicy.