Cyrilla parvifolia

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Common names: Littleleaf Titi [1]

Cyrilla parvifolia
File:Cyrilla parvifolia AFP.jpg
Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Ericales
Family: Cyrillaceae
Genus: Cyrilla
Species: C. parvifolia
Binomial name
Cyrilla parvifolia
Natural range of Cyrilla parvifolia from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Cyrilla racemiflora L., C. arida Small.[2]

Varieties: none.[2]


C. parviflora is a perennial shrub/tree of the Cyrillaceae family native to Florida and Georgia.[1]


This shrub is particular to Florida and Georgia as its native distribution. [1]



Common habitats for the C. parvifolia include flatwood pond margins and neighboring drains thorughout the savannas in the Florida, Georgia region. [3] Another possible habitat includes drying ponds. [4]


C. racemiflora has been observed to flower between April and November with peak inflorescence in May and June. [5]


Pollination of C. racemiflora is primarily performed by Halictid bees. [6]

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  3. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  4. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: R. Kral. States and counties: Florida in Lake county.
  5. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 18 MAY 2018
  6. Dute, R. R., et al. (2004). "Floral Anatomy and Pollination Biology of Cyrilla racemiflora (Cyrillaceae)." Southeastern Naturalist: 309-326.