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|Family: Myrtaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Luma||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Luma apiculata (DC.) Burret
Stem: 1.5--5(20) m, many-branched; trunk golden- to orange-brown, with +- white areas or not. Leaf: 1--4.5 cm, elliptic, +- round, or ovate, with a short, abrupt, flexible point, thinly leathery, dark green adaxially. Inflorescence: flowers generally 1 in axils. Flower: +- 12 mm wide; petals rounded, cream-white, pink-tinged, concave adaxially; stamens forming dense ring, < petals. Fruit: +- 12 mm wide, dark purple.
Ecology: Uncommon. Cool coastal, urban areas; Elevation: 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Chile, western Argentina. Note: Cult in California.
Synonyms: Eugenia apiculata DC.
eFlora Treatment Author: Leslie R. Landrum
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Luma
Next taxon: Melaleuca
Citation for this treatment: Leslie R. Landrum 2016. Luma apiculata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31673, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.