Nonnative Invasive Species Recognized in Florida Only
(possibly only tropical) as of June 2008


Compiled by the USDA Forest Service Regional Task Force for
the Assessment of Nonnative Invasive Species of Southern Forests

91 Records

Subject Name Scientific Name Type Growth Form Federally Listed
ambrosia beetle Cryptocarenus heveae Invertebrates Insects
ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus zimmermanni Invertebrates Insects
spiketop apple snail Pomacea bridgesii Invertebrates Mollusks
fusarium wilt of Phoenix palms Fusarium oxysporum Pathogens Fungi
citrus canker Xanthomonas campestris p.v.citri Pathogens Fungi
Indian swampweed, hygro Hygrophila polysperma Plant aquatic
west indian marsh grass Hymenachne amplexicaulis Plant aquatic Yes
snowflake, crested floatingheart Nymphoides cristata Plant aquatic
para grass (wetland) Urochloa mutica Plant aquatic
Asian swordfern Nephrolepis multiflora Plant fern
incised halberd fern Tectaria incisa Plant fern
asparagus fern Asparagus densiflorus Plant forb
Chinese violet,Ganges primrose Asystasia gangetica Plant forb Yes
devil's thorn, spiny threecornerjack (FL, TX, CA, MA and HI) Emex spinosa Plant forb
cathedral bells, life plant Kalanchoe pinnata Plant forb
oyster plant Rhoeo spathacea Plant forb
nettleleaf velvetberry, nettle-leaf porterweed Stachytarpheta urticifolia Plant forb
small-leaf spiderwort Tradescantia fluminensis Plant forb
boatlily Tradescantia spathacea Plant forb
dwarf papyrus Cyperus prolifer Plant grass/grasslike
West Indian marsh grass Hymenachne amplexicaulis Plant grass/grasslike
silkreed Neyraudia reynaudiana Plant grass/grasslike Yes
brownbeard rice Oryza rufipogon Plant grass/grasslike Yes
kyasuma-grass Pennisetum pedicellatum Plant grass/grasslike
missiongrass Pennisetum polystachyon Plant grass/grasslike
elephant grass, napier grass Pennisetum purpureum Plant grass/grasslike Yes
lakeshore nutrush, Wright’s nutrush Scleria lacustris Plant grass/grasslike Yes
coat buttons Tridax procumbens Plant grass/grasslike
sisal hemp Agave sisalana Plant shrub
shoebutton ardisia Ardisia elliptica Plant shrub
mountain ebony Bauhinia variegata Plant shrub
day jessamine Cestrum diurnum Plant shrub
latherleaf Colubrina asiatica Plant shrub
Chinese banyan Ficus thonningii Plant shrub
governor's plum Flacourtia indica Plant shrub
mahoe, sea hibiscus Hibiscus tiliaceus Plant shrub
giant false sensitive plant Mimosa diplotricha (M. invisa) Plant shrub
Chinese box, orange-jessamine Murraya exotica Plant shrub Yes
Taiwanese cheesewood, Philippine pittosporum Pittosporum pentandrum Plant shrub
strawberry guava Psidium cattleianum Plant shrub
common guava Psidium guajava Plant shrub
downy rose myrtle Rhodomyrtus tomentosa Plant shrub
iguanatail, bowstring hemp Sansevieria hyacinthoides Plant shrub
beach naupaka Scaevola sericea var. sericea Plant shrub
climbing cassia (sTX also) Senna pendula Plant shrub Yes
wetland nightshade Solanum tampicense Plant shrub
troipical almond Terminalia catappa Plant shrub
Portia tree, seaside mahoe Thespesia populnea Plant shrub
simpleleaf chastetree Vitex trifolia Plant shrub
earleaf acacia Acacia auriculiformis Plant tree
red beadtree Adenanthera pavonina Plant tree
Javanese bishopwood Bischofia javanica Plant tree
beauty leaf Calophyllum antillanum Plant tree
Alexandrian laurel Calophyllum inophyllum Plant tree
river sheoak Casuarina cunninghamiana Plant tree
Australian-pine Casuarina equisetifolia Plant tree
suckering Australian-pine Casuarina glauca Plant tree
bamboo palm Chamaedorea seifrizii Plant tree
carrotwood Cupaniopsis anacardioides Plant tree
Indian rosewood, sissoo Dalbergia sissoo Plant tree
false banyan, council tree Ficus altissima Plant tree
laurel fig Ficus microcarpa Plant tree
flamegold Koelreuteria elegans ssp. formosana Plant tree
fountain palm, Chinese fan palm Livistona chinensis Plant tree
sapodilla Manilkara zapota Plant tree
Senegal date palm Phoenix reclinata Plant tree
Alexander palm Ptychosperma elegans Plant tree
queen palm Syagrus romanzoffiana Plant tree
Malabar plum, rose-apple Syzygium jambos Plant tree
Australian almond Terminalia muelleri Plant tree
rosary pea Abrus precatorius Plant vine
elegant dutchman's pipe Aristolochia elegans (A. littoralis) Plant vine
rubber vine Cryptostegia madagascariensis Plant vine
Black Swallow-wort Cynanchum louiseae Plant vine
centipede tongavine, pothos Epipremnum pinnatum Plant vine
littlebell (FL, CA, PR, VI and HI) Ipomoea triloba Plant vine
gold coast jasmine Jasminum dichotomum Plant vine
jazmin de trapo Jasminum fluminense Plant vine
Arabian jasmine Jasminum sambac Plant vine
sewer vine Paederia cruddasiana Plant vine
two flower passion vine, twoflower passionfllower Passiflora biflora Plant vine
valamuerto Senna pendula Plant vine
Jamiaca nightshade Solanum jamaicense Plant vine
American evergreen Syngonium podophyllum Plant vine
walking catfish Clarias batrachus Vertebrates Fish
suckermouth catfish Hypostomus sp Vertebrates Fish
oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Vertebrates Fish
green swordtail Xiphophorus helleri Vertebrates Fish
southern platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus Vertebrates Fish
Nile monitor Varanus niloticus Vertebrates Reptiles
water monitor Varanus salvator Vertebrates Reptiles