Cudjoewood, or Jaquinia pungens shrub is blooming!

Jacquinia pungens commonly called Cudjoewood was once placed in the Theophrastaceae family, however that family is no longer recognized in recent classifications. Theophrastaceae has been placed within the enlarged Primulaceae family.

Cudjoewood is an evergreen, understory shrub found in the tropical, deciduous forests of southern Mexico. This shrub can reach a height of 3 meters. The reddish-orange, mildly fragrant flowers bloom in early spring (Feb-Mar).

The Tucker Greenhouse Jacquinia pungens shrub can be found in the desert room in the middle bed.

reddish-orange flower

Jacquinia pungens or Cudjoewood