Wild Flowering Plants
|Staphyleaceae family (1 species)
Turpinia occidentalis (Swartz) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 2: 3. 1832.
Bas.: Staphylea occidentalis Swartz (1788).
Indigenous tree of semi-evergreen seasonal forest around Mon Souf and lower montane rainforest remnants Derache, Soufriere.
Very rare, possibly endangered.
Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Greater Antilles, Mesoamerica, South America.
Its local name suggests it was used in roofs and may have been over-exploited.