Brazilian pepper—Its impact on people, animals and the environment

@article{Morton2008BrazilianPI,
  title={Brazilian pepper—Its impact on people, animals and the environment},
  author={Julia F. Morton},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={353-359}
}
  • J. Morton
  • Published 1 October 1978
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
Native to Brazil,Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, of the family Anacardiaceae, has been commonly cultivated in Florida for over 50 years as a dooryard ornamental. Use of its sprays of showy red fruits for Christmas decoration gave rise to the popular misnomer “Florida holly.” Too late it was found to become a large, spreading tree; aggressive seedlings began springing up near and far. Jungles ofSchinus have crowded out native vegetation over vast areas of Florida and the Bahamas, as in all the… 
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