Source: California Invasive Plant Council
URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/plant_profiles/Schinus_molle.php
Schinus molle (Peruvian peppertree)
Schinus molle (Peruvian peppertree) is an aromatic, evergreen shrub or tree (family Anacardiaceae) found in central and southern California. Along with Brazilian peppertree (S. terebinthifolius), Peruvian peppertree has escaped cultivation to become invasive.
Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited
Cal-IPC Resources on Schinus molle
- California Invasive Plant Inventory Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
- CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
- Cal-IPC News - Articles from our quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available as a pdf. List of articles on Schinus molle.
- Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium. List of articles on Schinus molle.
- Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species.
Cal-IPC News Articles
- Cole, K. and N. Molinari (2004). Teaching weeds: California university invasive plant programs. Cal-IPC News. 12: 11.
- Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2005). Don't sell a pest: A new partnership to prevent plant invasions through horticulture. Cal-IPC News. 13: 4-5,14.
- Lovich, J. (1995). Wildlife and weeds: life in an alien landscape. CalEPPC News. 3: 4-5.
Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings
- Brooks, M. L. (1998). Factors affecting alien annual plant abundance at a site in the western Mojave Desert: effects of human disturbance, microhabitat and rainfall. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '98. Ontario, CA.
- Clines, J., J. DiTomaso, et al. (2004). Grasses working group. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.
- Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2004). Partnering to prevent invasions of plants of horticultural origin. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.
Other Resources on Schinus molle
- USDA PLANTS database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
- Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
- CalFlora - Distribution information by county based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
- The Nature Conservancy Management Summary - Information compiled by TNC land managers. Photos included for some species.
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.