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Bischofia javanica

Basic information
Scientific name Bischofia javanica

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Common names Java Ceder, Bischofia
Higher taxon Phyllanthaceae, Malpighiales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, continental China, southeast Asia, Australia, Polynesia.
Habitat Humid forest.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands. Range in Japan
Origin Okinawa, Japan
Date 1905
Route Deliberate: For fuel.
Impact Competition with native species, allellopathy.
Affected organism: Native trees such as Elaeocarpus photiniifolius
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries
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)
  • Okuda (ed) (1997) Wild plants of Japan. Shogakukan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1989) Wild Flowers of Japan, Woody Plants [I]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Tomiyama (1999) Disturbance of island ecosystem by introduced species in Ogasawara Islands. Jpn J Ecol. 48, 63-72 (in Jpn)
  • etc.
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