Common Names: No known common name
Habit Crossopetalum aquifolium grows along the ground rarely above 15 cm in height, spreading in patches up to 75 cm in diameter. The leaves are arranged oppositely, ovate, with a margin that is spinose with extended pointed teeth.
The flowers are arranged in few-flowered groups in leaf axils. The calyx has 2 unfused greenish sepals. The corolla has 4 unfused greenish-white petals. There are 4 stamens. The inferior ovary has 4 locules. The fruit is a red berry at maturity that is sessile on the stem.
Habitat: Crossopetalum aquifolium grows along the ground in Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation – Forest/Shrubland (Coppice) on limestone substrate and in Pine Woodlands.
Distribution in Bahamas/Globally: Crossopetalum aquifolium occurs in the central and northern island groupings in the Bahamian Archipelago and in Cuba.
Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage: Crossopetalum aquifolium has no known medicinal use in the Bahamas.