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Common name
Flacourtia ramontchi , L'Her.
Gmelina indica , Burm. f.
Similar species
Flacourtia indica is a small tree or shrub native to Africa and Asia. It invades disturbed areas, forest edges or clearings. It can form dense stands limiting the regeneration of native species. Its seeds are dispersed by birds but also by small mammals. On the island of Réunion, the species is cryptogenic (origin uncertain). It is naturalized in low altitude rainforests and regarded as a major invasive plant.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)


Publication date: 2008-04-03

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2024) Species profile: Flacourtia indica. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Flacourtia+indica on 28-05-2024.

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8 references found for Flacourtia indica

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Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
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Barthelat, F. 2005. Note sur les esp�ces exotiques envahissantes � Mayotte. Direction de l�Agriculture et de la For�t. 30p
Summary: Tableau synth�tique des plantes exotiques de Mayotte class�es en fonction de leur niveau d envahissement.
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. Flacourtia indica.- 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=58191d2a914c6dae66371c9dcdc91b41 [Accessed march 2008]
Florence J., Chevillotte H., Ollier C. & Meyer J.-Y. 2007. Flacourtia indica. Base de donn�es botaniques Nadeaud de l Herbier de la Polyn�sie fran�aise (PAP).
Summary: Available from: http://www.herbier-tahiti.pf/Selection_Taxonomie.php?id_tax=1918 [Accessed march 2008]
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Flacourtia indica (Burm. f.) Merr.
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=502628 [Accessed 3 April 2008]
MacKee, H.S. 1994. Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultiv�es en Nouvelle-Cal�donie, 2nd edn. MNHN, Paris.
Summary: Cet ouvrage liste 1412 taxons (esp�ces, sous esp�ces et vari�t�s) introduits en Nouvelle-Cal�donie. L auteur pr�cise dans la majorit� des cas si l esp�ce est cultiv�e ou naturalis�e.
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2008. Flacourtia indica
Summary: Available from:http://www.hear.org/pier/species/flacourtia_indica.htm [Accessed march 2008]
Tassin, J., Rivi�re, J.N., Cazanove, M., Bruzzeses, E. 2006. Ranking of invasive woody plant species for management on r�union Island. Weed research 46, 388-403
Summary: L inventaire de 318 esp�ces de plantes ligneuses introduites � la R�union, permet d en identifier 132 comme naturalis�es dans les �cosyst�mes naturels. 26 de ces esp�ces choisies parmi les plus envahissantes ont �t� class�es en fonction de leur impact biologique sur les �cosyst�mes indig�nes.
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(2024). Flacourtia indica. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).