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Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino

Overview

Appearance
Rhodotypos scandens is a small, multi-stemmed, up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) tall shrub that invades natural areas in the eastern United States.
Foliage
Leaves are opposite, simple, 2.5-4 in. (6.2-10 cm) long and doubly serrate. Leaves also have ribbed veins and a long, pointed tip.
Flowers
White, four-petaled, 2 in. (5.1 cm) wide flowers occur in the spring.
Fruit
The flowers give way to small, red (turning black), bead-like fruit.
Ecological Threat
Rhodotypos scandens invades forested areas creating a thick shrub layer which could displace native shrubs, shade out understory species and restrict tree seedling establishment. Rhodotypos scandens is native to eastern Asia and was first introduced into the United States in 1866 as an ornamental.

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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

EDDMapS Distribution

State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Invasives List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rhodotypos

Other System Links

Plants: RHSC3
GRIN: 31670
ITIS: 25298
NPDN Pest: PELBECA

Synonyms and Other Names

Related Scientific Names:

Rhodotypos tetrapetalus (Thunb.) Makino(Synonym)

Categories

Category: Shrub or Subshrub