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Schinus molle (Peruvian peppertree)

Schinus molle
Schinus molle
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

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

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.

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