Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Glycosmis parviflora (flower axistree).

Abstract

Glycosmis parviflora is a shrub or small tree, native to parts of eastern Asia, that is widely planted as an ornamental. It has escaped from cultivation in a number of countries and become naturalized in shrublands and ruderal areas. It displays attributes often associated with invasiveness. For instance, seedling and young plants are shade tolerant, and its fruits are dispersed by vertebrates such as birds and mammals. Currently, it is listed as invasive in Cuba and as potentially invasive in Florida (Oviedo Prieto et al., 2012 USDA-NRCS, 2016).