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Invasion of Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) in Natural Areas

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Date Issued:
1996
Summary:
Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) was first identified as a potentially invasive tree in 1989, approximately ten years after it became popular as a landscape tree. Since then, seedlings to medium-sized trees have established themselves outside of cultivation in disturbed sites and undisturbed natural areas. Birds disperse the seeds, and contribute to a rapidly expanding wild population that includes isolated islands. As of 1996, carrotwood has invaded a wide variety of habitats in 14 southern and central Florida counties. Wild carrotwood has become reproductive in three counties. Presence of carrotwood is involved in alteration of the natural species diversity of mangrove and coastal hammock communities. The invasibility of carrotwood has been compared to Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius). The distribution of wild carrotwood also coincides with that of all three mangrove tree species.
Title: The Invasion of Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) in Natural Areas.
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Alternative Title: Cupaniopsis anacardioides.
Name(s): Lockhart, Christine S.
Jubinsky, Greg.
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection. Bureau of Aquatic Plant Management.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: [1996?]
Date Issued: 1996
Date Issued: 1996
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: [Florida?]
Physical Form: print
Extent: 24 p. : maps ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) was first identified as a potentially invasive tree in 1989, approximately ten years after it became popular as a landscape tree. Since then, seedlings to medium-sized trees have established themselves outside of cultivation in disturbed sites and undisturbed natural areas. Birds disperse the seeds, and contribute to a rapidly expanding wild population that includes isolated islands. As of 1996, carrotwood has invaded a wide variety of habitats in 14 southern and central Florida counties. Wild carrotwood has become reproductive in three counties. Presence of carrotwood is involved in alteration of the natural species diversity of mangrove and coastal hammock communities. The invasibility of carrotwood has been compared to Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius). The distribution of wild carrotwood also coincides with that of all three mangrove tree species.
Target Audience: specialized
Identifier: 37566410 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0427 (IID), AAA3768 QF
Note(s): by Christine S. Lockhart ... [et al.].
Cover title.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 20-21)
Subject(s): Cupaniopsis anacardioides -- Florida -- Geographical distribution
Cupaniopsis anacardioides -- Control -- Florida
Cupaniopsis anacardioides -- Environmental aspects -- Florida
Invasive plants -- Florida
Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center documents
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