Common names: mayten
Maytenus boaria (mayten) is a shrub/tree (family Celastraceae) with green to white flowers and narrow leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and coastal ranges of California. It is native to Argentina and Chile. It favors grasslands and scrub and chaparral habitat. It spreads via root suckers and seeds. Birds help disperse the seeds.
Cal-IPC Rating: Watch
CDFA Rating: None?
Plant Risk Assessment
Plant Risk Assessment- An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.
Weed Management NotesNo Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.
Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles
- Early Detection in Bay Area National Parks. Wrubel, Eric. Vol 23, Issue 3
Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations
Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.
- New Weed Alerts! DiTomaso, Joseph (2013)
- Weed alert! New invasive weeds in California. Randall, John M. (1997)
Other Maytenus boaria Information
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
- Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
- CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
- EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
- Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
- USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.