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NAMES
Family Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Genus Species Cordia boissieri A. DC.
Synonyms Lithocardium boissieri
Common Names Mexican Olive, Texas Wild Olive, Anacahuita, Anacahuite
Etymology
Names Comments
Names Notes
DESCRIPTION
Duration
Habit ornamental shrub or tree to 30 ft
Size
Leaves
Leaf Retention
Flowers
Flower Colors White with a yellow throat
Bloom Time Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Fruit
Seeds
Thorns or Spines
Stems and Trunk
Bark
Roots
Similar To
Description Comments
Description Notes
LOCATION
Distribution Rio Grande valley of Texas south to San Luis Potosi in Mexico
County
USDA Profile COBO2
USDA Hardy Zone
Native to Area
RGV Sightings
On Display RDLP Butterfly Garden
Location Comments
Location Notes Resaca de la Palma State Park, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley
PROPAGATION
Water Requirement
Light Requirement
Soil Moisture
Soil Type
Habitat Brushland (Mattoral), Chaparral, Thickets, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Savannahs, Hillsides, Slopes, Pastures, Roadsides
Propagation Comments
Propagation Notes
USES
Commercial
Ornamental
Garden
Hedges
Lawn
Exotic
Uses Comments
LEGAL STATUS
Invasive
Pest
Endangered
Legal Notes
ETHNOBOTANY
Folk Wisdom
Edible The fruit is edible and usually used to make jelly
Symbolism or Ceremonial
Poisonous
Fuel
Construction
Wood
Fibers
Oil
Soap
Wax
Dye
Chemicals
Solvents
Adhesives
Reactants
Fluids
Alcohol
Fragrance
Utility Comments
Utility Notes
DOMESTIC ANIMAL USE
Horses
Cattle
Sheep
Goat
Swine
Domestic Animal Comments
Domestic Animal Notes
WILDLIFE USE
Deer
Predators
Small Mammals
Rodents
Birds
Butterflies
Insects
Reptiles
Worms
Wildlife Notes
Wildlife Comments
Field Notes
References
Photography Credits John Wagman 04/02/2016, Cameron County TX, Resaca del la Palma State Park
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Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Genus Species: Cordia boissieri A. DC.
Synonyms: Lithocardium boissieri
Common Names: Mexican Olive, Texas Wild Olive, Anacahuita, Anacahuite


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