Alvaradoa amorphoides

Mexican alvaradoa


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10-20 ft    Width: usually taller than broad
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,yellow,green
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      white,red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits


Recommended Uses: An excellent small tree with open, spreading crown. Attractive fine textured, thin leaves and long, hanging spikes of flowers. Dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants.
Considerations: This is a beautiful small tree that is rarely cultivated in South Florida. Wood is brittle.
Propagation: Probably wind pollinated. Seed, but not all seeds will be viable.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant


wildlife plant  
Larval host for dina yellow (Eurema dina) butterfly.
Native Habitats: Rockland hammock edges and adjacent pine rocklands of southern Miami-Dade County

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is listed as an ENDANGERED by the State of Florida
Citations: IRC