Inkwood - Exotheca paniculata
A slow-growing species of hammocks and shell mounds, Inkwood is distributed along the central to southern Florida coast and the Keys and throughout the West Indies. It is a small tree (45 feet) with a hard, durable wood, and a reddish, scaly bark. The compound leaves are composed of four leaflets with dark green, shiny upper surfaces; they are smooth above and below. The male and female flowers (sometimes bisexual) may be borne on the same or separate trees. There are 5 white sepals and petals. The orange berry-like fruit is up to a half-inch in diameter.