Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Some new records of angiosperms for Andaman Islands.

Abstract

Uvaria zeylanica (a scandent [shrub] from evergreen forest), Rapanea thwaitesii (a small tree localized in stunted evergreen forest), Jasminum ritchiei var. ritchiei (a scandent [shrub] in evergreen forest) and Pennisetum pedicellatum (an introduced species) are reported as new records for Andaman Island. The latter species is being projected as a species which has potential to meet the fodder demands of an ever increasing livestock population. Rapanea thwaitesii (a new generic record for the Andaman Islands) is given the status of rare. Brief details are given of morphological features, ecology, and distribution of each species.