Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Cordia dentata (white manjack).

Abstract

Cordia dentata is an evergreen tree native to the Americas, from Mexico to the north of South America, including a number of Caribbean islands. It is grown as an ornamental, and cultivated for fruit and wood. It has been introduced in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Because it can grow on poor soils it is used for reforestation of denuded areas. It has not been reported as invasive within or outside its native range, but its ability to colonize infertile, disturbed areas may allow it to become invasive in the right conditions.