Colubrina texensis

Common Name:  Snakewood

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leaves--are these leaves simple or compound? young leaf showing typical venation

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zigzag pattern of branches zigzag, zigzag, zigzag!!  (Also, see how pale the bark is?)
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flower in Spring--this is an example of a 5-merous flower fruits
fruit (in late summer) drupe-like, with stony endocarp becoming tardily dehiscent and capsul-like flowers have 5 stamens (hooded by the petals) that alternate with the sepals