|Etymology||Genus||Lobed berry; referring to the fruits which is comes in 3 parts ad sometimes lobed|
|Species||Eggs bearing; referring to the fruits|
|Synonyms||Polygonum uviferum L.|
|Common Names||Sea Grape, Jamaican Kino, Cocoloba|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||Florida, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador|
A short tree with spreading foliage, Coccoloba uvifera is very distinct from its rounded leaves with heart-shaped cordate base. The leaf veins are often reddish in colour. The fruits hang down like a string of grapes, ripening to purple.
The fruits are said to be edible (FloraFaunaWeb, n.d.).
A cultivated tree in Labrador Park (2012).
Leaf, with cordate base.
FloraFaunaWeb. (n.d.) Coccoloba uvifera (L.) L. National Parks Board, Singapore. https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg. Accessed on 29-Dec-2018.