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Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, mature
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera. shrubby
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, new branch
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, bark
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, branches
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, inner bark
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, leaves
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, new growth
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, trunk
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, trunks
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, litter
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, immature fruits
One of the few tree species in the Buckwheat
family, Seagrape trees are found along
coastlines in Florida and Mississippi.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Brevard Co., FL
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Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, immature fruits
Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, bark
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Coccoloba uvifera is often shrubby and is
common to the backside of dunes along the
beach front where it makes an effective
windbreak.
Brevard Co., FL
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Coccoloba uvifera bark on young
branches is warmer brown and smoother
than more mature branch and trunk bark.
Brevard Co., FL
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The mature bark of Coccoloba uvifera is multi
colored with patches of the inner bark
exposed.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Brevard Co., FL
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Branches of Coccoloba uvifera often spread
horizontally before ascending into the crown.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Brevard Co., FL
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Seagrape branches bend in
angles of every direction,
creating unique forms from tree
to tree.
Brevard Co., FL
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Reddish brown inner bark of the Seagrape tree.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Brevard Co., FL
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New leaves of Coccoloba uvifera are much
more yellow and glossy than mature leaves but
all leaves have a pink tinged midrib and veins.
Brevard Co., FL
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Mature leaves are thick, dark green, semi-
glossy, leathery and retain prominent
coloration of the veins throughout their life.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Brevard Co., FL
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Trunk bases of Seagrape trees are individual
to the tree.  They maybe single stemmed or
multi-stemmed a vary in shape and size.
Brevard Co., FL
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Trunk base and roots of Coccoloba uvifera.
Brevard Co., FL
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When mature, the fruits of seagrape trees
turn purplish brown and fall from the trees. 
The fruits are edible and are sometimes
collected to make jams or jellies.
Brevard Co., FL
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Starting out as small white flowers, racemes
of bright green grape shaped fruit soon hang
everywhere on seagrape trees.
Brevard Co., FL
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Marble sized fruit of Coccoloba uvifera are
present throughout late spring and summer
and mature intermittently throughout the
year.
Brevard Co., FL
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The lovely bark of Coccoloba uvifera make
them an attractive landscape tree to coastal
areas.  The addition of a relatively unknown
tropical edible in your backyard is also a plus.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Brevard Co., FL
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Void of ridges, the bark of Seagrape
trees is somewhat rough in texture
and is mostly ashy brown.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Brevard Co., FL
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