White Indigo Berry - Randia aculeata
Small and evergreen, this shrubby species can take on a treelike form and exceed 10 feet in height. It grows in southern Florida, including the Keys, typically near the coast, most often in well-drained sandy or limestone soils. The crown is narrow, and the growth rate is slow. The branches are opposite with pairs of thorns, and the pale leaves are clustered at the ends of the branchlets. Fragrant white male and female flowers have five betals and may be borne singly or appear clustered. An oval, greenish-white berry is indigo-colored inside; the fruit is good forage for wildlife.