Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
Myrcianthes fragrans (Sw.) McVaugh, Simpson's Stopper
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Simpson's Stopper, Myrcianthes
fragrans, has small evergreen leaves, 1
to 2 inches long,  which curl under. 
Brevard Co., Florida
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Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
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Simpson's Stopper, Mrycianthes fragrans
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Myrcianthes fragrans, Simpson's Stopper
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Leaves of Simpson's Stopper, or
Twinberry, are yellowish green on
the top and lighter underneath.
Brevard Co., Florida
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Long branches of Myrcianthes
fragrans spiral through the
canopy of the forest.  This one
extends about 15 feet.
Brevard Co., Florida
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The canopy sprawl of the threatened
Simpson's Stopper can be a wide
as 20 feet even though it's height is
typically only between 20-30 feet.
Brevard Co., Florida
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Myricianthes fragrans was used
historically to treat diarrhea, hence
the common name of stopper.
Brevard Co., Florida
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A species in the Myrtle family, the bark of
Simpson's Stopper is typical of others in
the family.  It is smooth and reddish brown
with lighter, more cream colored, areas.
Brevard Co., Florida
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The trunk base of Myricianthes
fragrans is fluted where the main
roots extend out.
Brevard Co., Florida
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Simpson's Stoppers trunks are
slender, usually not more than
a foot in diameter.
Brevard Co., Florida
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Simpson's Stopper branches twist and curve
upward to form a wide spreading canopy.
Brevard Co., Florida
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Trunk of Myrcianthes fragrans.
Brevard Co., Florida
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Branching trunk of Myrcianthes fragrans.
Brevard Co., Florida
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