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Summary
Chrysobalanus icaco is a perennial shrub that is native to tropical America. It has been introduced to different regions of the world to prevent soil erosion, as an ornamental shrub and for its edible fruit. Chrysobalanus icaco can form dense stands and become invasive. In French Polynesia, the species has been declared a threat to biodiversity.

Principal source:

Compiler: Comit� fran�ais de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

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Publication date: 2008-03-14

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2018) Species profile: Chrysobalanus icaco. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1294 on 16-11-2018.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Chrysobalanus icaco
ALIEN RANGE
NATIVE RANGE
  • guadeloupe
  • martinique
  • netherlands antilles
  • saint barthelemy
Informations on Chrysobalanus icaco has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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Bibliography
6 references found for Chrysobalanus icaco

Managment information
General information
Centre des ressources biologiques. Plantes tropicales. INRA-CIRAD. 2007.
Summary: Available from: http://collections.antilles.inra.fr/ [Accessed 31 March 2008]
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. - Chrysobalanus icaco Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de La R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=e35d7a5768c4b85b4780384d55dc3620 [Accessed 1 April 2008]
Florence J., Chevillotte H., Ollier C. & Meyer J.-Y. 2007. Chrysobalanus icaco Base de donn�es botaniques Nadeaud de l Herbier de la Polyn�sie fran�aise (PAP).
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Available from: http://www.herbier-tahiti.pf/Selection_Taxonomie.php?id_tax=1111 [Accessed 1 April 2008]
Fournet, J. 2002. Flore illustr�e des phan�rogames de guadeloupe et de Martinique. CIRAD-Gondwana editions.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Chrysobalanus icaco L.
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=25148 [Accessed 13 March 2008]
Meyer, J.-Y. 2004. Threat of invasive alien plants to native flora and forest vegetation of eastern Polynesia. Pacific Science, 58, 357-375
Summary: Dans cet article, la menace croissante des plantes exotiques envahissantes est discut�e et les esp�ces les plus envahissantes sont d�crites. Des hypoth�ses sur l invasibilit� des �les sont pr�sent�es � la lumi�re des observations et des donn�es r�colt�es.
Contact
The following 3 contacts offer information an advice on Chrysobalanus icaco
Lavergne,
Christophe
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin
Address:
2 rue du P�re Georges Domaine des Colima�ons 97436 SAINT LEU
Phone:
(33) 02 62 24 92 27
Fax:
Meyer,
Jean-Yves
Geographic region: Pacific, Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Expert in the botany of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and biological control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia.
Organization:
D�l�gation � la Recherche
Address:
D�l�gation � la Recherche, Gouvernement de Polyn�sie fran�aise. B.P. 20981, 98713 Papeete, Tahiti, Polyn�sie fran�aise
Phone:
689 47 25 60
Fax:
Triolo,
Julien
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Office National des For�ts
Address:
ONF. Domaine Forestier de la Providence, 97488 Saint Denis cedex
Phone:
692345283
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