Milkberry

Milkberry Plant Information


Milkberry grows in the following 2 states:

Florida, Texas

The type species for the genus is Chiococca alba. It ranges from Florida to Paraguay and is cultivated as an ornamental.Chiococca is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It currently holds 23 species that are native to Florida, Texas, Mexico, Central America, much of South America, the West Indies, and the Galpagos.

Chiococca was named by Patrick Browne in 1756. The generic name is derived from the Greek words (chion), meaning "snow" and (kokkos), meaning "kernel" or "berry".
Chiococca is a member of the tribe Chiococceae. Within the tribe, it is closely related to Bikkia.

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