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Goetzea elegans

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Solanaceae
Scientific name  Goetzea elegans
Order  Solanales
Genus  Goetzea
Rank  Species
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Similar  Goetzea, Pleodendron macranthum, Crescentia portoricensis, Brunfelsia portoricensis, Zamia portoricensis

Goetzea elegans (also called beautiful goetzea, mata buey, or matabuey) is a species of plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family of flowering plants. It is endemic to Puerto Rico. Today it is limited to the northwestern corner of the island because of deforestation and other consumption of its habitat for human use. It is federally listed as an endangered species in the United States.

This is a shrub or a tree which can reach 9 meters in height. The leaves are shiny dark green and oval in shape. It bears yellow-orange, funnel-shaped flowers. The fruit is a yellow-orange berry up to 2.5 centimeters long. It may be poisonous.

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Goetzea elegans Wikipedia


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