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Collection Details

Species: Metopium brownei (Jacq.) Urb.

Anacardiaceae Metopium brownei (Jacq.) Urb.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis, B. Wilson, L. Samson, D. Whyte, D. B. Hay, B. Barrett, D. McKnight, C. Moodie 3315

Collection Date: 30 April 2012
Determined By: P. Lewis
Determination Date: 30 April 2012
Institution: UCWI


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, overlook east of upper iguana nest site, at edge of Big Depression.

DD Latitude: 17.8723

DD Longitude: -76.9662

Coordinate uncertainty: 3 m

Min. Elevation: 113.1 m


Habitat Description: Limestone cliff top.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Two-trunked tree. Flowers pale yellow; young fruits dark dull red. Sap and bark reportedly poisonous. Called "hog doctor" because feral hogs rub themselves on the trunk to kill parasites.

Max. Height: 6 m

Local Name: Hog Doctor

Habit: tree

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen