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Robinia pseudoacacia

Basic information
Scientific name Robinia pseudoacacia

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Common names False Acacia, Black Locust, Yellow Locust
Higher taxon Fabaceae, Fabales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America.
Habitat Riverside, forest, west land, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Entire Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1873
Route Deliberate: for afforestation, erosion control, roadside tree, etc.
Impact Competition against native species. Nutrient enrichment in soil.
Affected organism: Native plants.
Regulation in Japan Keeping of this species in Saga Pref. are controled by a prefectural ordinance.
Introduced range in other countries Worldwide.
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1989) Wild Flowers of Japan, Woody Plants [I]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.
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