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Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper tree)

Brasiliaanse peperboom [Afrikaans]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Sapindales > Family: Anacardiaceae > Genus: Schinus

Fruit can be toxic if eaten in quantity. A declared Category 1 invasive plant in Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Category 3 invasive plant in the rest of South Africa.

White-eye eating fruit of Brazilian pepper tree in Rondevlei Nature Reserve. Birds are major dispersers of the seeds through their eating of the fruit and have contributed to the spread of this invasive species. [photo Duncan Robertson ]

 

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