Gulf Licaria - Licaria triandra
Species of the Licaria genus are native to tropical America, with just one-Gulf Licaria-ranging as far north as southern Florida. This is a small, endangered tree in the state, perhaps extirpated in the wild on the continent. The leaves are up to six inches in length, wide in the middle, with a long, pointed tip; they are aromatic when crushed. The flowers are tiny and are composed of six petals and sepals that are fused at the base. They are borne in an inflorescence that may be four inches in length. The fruit is a blue drupe enclosed in a red cup.