Hog Plum - Ximenia americana
A small tree less than 30 feet tall, or often a shrub, Hog Plum has a somewhat irregular shape, with sprawling branches, and is notable for the spines which grow in the leaf axils. Found in Florida and the West Indies, this is a species of hammocks, pinelands, and scrublands. It has alternate leaves that are shiny above and pale beneath, with a small point at the tip of the leaf; they smell somewhat of almonds. The flowers are fragrant and have four hairy petals, typically opening between spring and autumn. The fruit is about an inch across, and is bright yellow when mature.