Sep. 11, 2022

inkwood, Exothea paniculata

Inkwood has dark sap that may explain the name. Alternatively the dark purple to black berries may have been used for ink. This is also called butterbough perhaps because of the shiny leaves. The hard wood is used in carpentry. The flowers may have both stamens and pistils or those may may be in separate flowers. Inkwood is a medium sized tree in tropical FL. Monroe Co FL, 3/21/15. Soapberry family, Sapindaceae.