Cojoba graciliflora (Guadeloupe blackbead)
Flowers and fruits of Cojoba graciliflora (Guadeloupe blackbead)
Cojoba graciliflora (S.F.Blake) Britton & Rose
Guadeloupe blackbead (English); siete camisas, guaje rojo de altura (El Salvador); poma (Belize)
Not evaluated according to IUCN Red List criteria.
Forested riversides, tropical semi-evergreen forests on sandy loam soils.
About this species
A member of the pea and bean family (Leguminosae/Fabaceae), Cojoba graciliflora is an attractive tree with bright green, highly divided leaves. The beautiful, pompom-shaped inflorescences and red seed pods make this plant a handsome ornamental. It occasionally loses its leaves during the dry season in the wild.
The specific epithet graciliflora refers to the graceful appearance of the leaves.
Cojoba donnell-smithii Britton & Rose