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Byrsonima macrophylla (barbados cherry; wild crapemyrtle)

Synonyms: Byrsonima nervosa; Malpighia macrophylla (heterotypic)


Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  91 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Structure [2]  Shrub
Height [1]  12.464 feet (3.8 m)
Width [1]  12.464 feet (3.8 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate

Protected Areas



Pollinated by 
Centris flavifrons[8]
Centris fuscata[8]
Centris tarsata[8]
Centris trigonoides[8]


Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
4Artibeus jamaicensis, Jorge Ortega and Iván Castro-Arellano, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 662, pp. 1–9 (2001)
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
7Metaleurodicus cardini (Back) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleurodicinae), Avas B. Hamon (retired), Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry; and Thomas R. Fasulo (retired), and Lyle J. Buss, University of Florida, September 2000. Latest revision: June 2014
8OIL-COLLECTING BEES AND RELATED PLANTS: A REVIEW OF THE STUDIES IN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS AND CASE HISTORIES OF PLANTS OCCURRING IN NE BRAZIL, Isabel Cristina Machado, Solitary Bees – Conservation, Rearing and Management for Pollination, International Workshop on Solitary Bees and Their Role in Pollination, held in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil, in April 2004, pp. 255-280
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0