- Cupaniopsis anacardioides An evergreen tree that can grow to 32.8 ft. (10 m) tall.
- This slender tree has a single trunk with dark grey outer bark and orange inner bark. Leaves are compound with 4-12 leathery, yellow green, 7.9 in. (20 cm) long, leaflets with smooth margins and rounded tips.
- Flowers are small, white to yellowish in color, and found in clusters. The blooming period occurs in winter from January to March.
- Fruits are short-stalked, 3 segmented, woody capsules that are up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) across. They turn yellow-orange when ripe and contain 3 black seeds covered by a orangey crust.
- Ecological Threat
- Cupaniopsis anacardioides is found in coastal areas and within disturbed wetlands. It is native to Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea.
- Images, Video and Information - University of Florida - Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
- Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas - Plant Conservation Alliance
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Archbold Biological Station
- East Central Florida CISMA
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council - Category I
- Florida Keys Invasive Species Task Force - Category III
- Florida Noxious Weeds
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- Treasure Coast Cooperative Invasive Species Mgmt. Area - EARLY DRAFT
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|