West Indian Trema - Trema lamarckiana
A member of a small tropical genus distributed throughout the world, West Indian Trema grows in southern Florida, including the Keys and south in the West Indies. Less than 20 feet tall, or a shrub, this is a dioecious evergreen species with pale, soft wood, and furrowed bark. Rapidly growing, it inhabits hammocks and disturbed sites. The alternate leaves are finely toothed and lancelike in shape; both surfaces are roughened. The greenish flowers are very small as are the pinkish fruits, which are borne in clusters in the leaf axils.