firetree, Morella faya  (Myricales: Myricaceae) - 1624045

Morella faya (Ait.) Wilbur

Descriptor: Infestation
Description: Native to the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Azores. It was introduced to Hawaii as an ornamental, probably by Portuguese laborers, who made wine from the fruit. It was first recorded in Hawaii in 1900. Firetree increases available nitrogen on new volcanoe sites. This allows nonnative plants to invade before native species have a chance to become established.
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Image location: United States

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Name: U.S. Geological Survey
Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, February 19, 2003
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