Twinberry Stopper - Myrcianthes fragrans
Native along the central Atlantic Florida coast to the south, including the Keys, this is a shrub or small tree (25 feet) that grows in sandy soils, including hammock habitats. The trees have reddish, scaly bark and hard, light brown wood. The opposite leaves are aromatic, and covered on both sides with tiny black dots; the leaves are smooth and shiny above, pale beneath and are rounded at the tip. The flowers are borne in clusters, with a small lobed calyx and 4 petals. The round fruits are roughened with glands, and contain 1 or 2 seeds.