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Cecropia peltata

Basic information
Scientific name Cecropia peltata (No picture)
Common names pumpwood, trumper tree
Higher taxon Cecropiaceae, Urticales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range C & S America
Habitat Lowland forest, forest gap, disturbed habitat, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan. Range in Japan
Origin Unintroduced to Japan.
Route Deliberate: Planted for ornament, in greenhouse of botanical gardens.
Impact Competition with native plants.
Native organism(s) affected: Native trees and shrubs.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries W Africa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki. (in Jpn)
  • ISSG. Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (Accessed on 2010-12-15)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
100 of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species. Used for chemical manufacture and as food.