cocoplum Chrysobalanaceae Chrysobalanus icaco
Leaf:Alternate, simple, evergreen, 1 to 3 inches long, thick and leathery, margins entire, broadly elliptical to nearly round with an often-notched tip, dark glossy green above and yellow-green below, petioles short.
Flower:White or tinged with pink, borne in 1 to 2 inch irregularly branched clusters near the ends of branches, individual flowers 1/4 inch with 5 petals, present much of the year.
Fruit:Resembling a plum, dark purple to blue-black with a waxy bloom, nearly round, 1 to 2 inches, present much of the year.
Twig:Moderate, brown to gray-brown, initially somewhat waxy, developing obvious raised lenticels, leaf scars raised and crescent-shaped.
Bark:Gray-brown and heavily lenticellate, may become scaly.
Form:A large multi-stem shrub or small tree to 20 feet (but more commonly to 10 feet), with a rounded crown.