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  • When it was first settled, Florida had few fruits besides the coco plum and the seagrape.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • There was more strangler fig growing out of the masses of seagrape and rhododendron.

    Duma Key

  • Lurched out, holding the top of the door to keep from sprawling headfirst into a wall of seagrape and the interwoven branches of a half-buried banyan.

    Duma Key

  • On a couple of occasions I heard seagrape branches scree along the side of the car.

    Duma Key

  • All at once the seagrape seemed to be pushing in and the interweaving palms overhead seemed thicker.

    Duma Key

  • One good thing about that shade was that it blended in under the big round leaves of the seagrape trees.


  • By the coastline, rippling waves lapped onto sand littered with dried coconut husks and dead seagrape leaves.

    Hair Raiser

  • When fully exposed on windswept seacoasts, the seagrape is dwarfed and bushy (to 2.5 m high) and forms dense colonies.

    Chapter 7

  • The seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera) is readily established on sandy shores.

    Chapter 7

  • Rock breathed deeply of the sea air, scenting phosphorus and brine, decomposing seagrape and barnacles, fish heads baking in the sun.

    Floating City

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