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Sideroxylon salicifolium
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Sideroxylon
Species:
salicifolium
Synonyms
  • Dipholis salicifolia (L.) A.DC.

Sideroxylon salicifolium, commonly called white bully or willow bustic, is a species of flowering plant native to Florida, the West Indies and Central America. It has also been considered a member of the genus Dipholis, with the binomial Dipholis salicifolia.

It is a small tree, 10–20 m tall, with smooth beige bark, spirally arranged leaves and small (1–4 mm) cream-coloured flowers borne in clusters of five to 12. The fruit is a small berry (6–10 mm long) with between one and three seeds. As it ripens, the fruit turns from green to reddish brown and then to dark brown when it is mature.

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