Details of this species in Bahamas
Source: Moyroud 2000
Species Notes for this Location:
Schinus has become an an aggressive, rapidly spreading weed that displaces native vegetation (Bennett et al. 1988).
Management Notes for this Location:
Threat to endangered species: In the Bahamas pest plants have been observed in habitats critical to endangered fauna. In the Bahamas, critically endangered rock iguanas (Cyclura spp.) are now restricted to small, rocky cays where they subsist on native plants, but need loose sand in which to dig nests for their eggs. Australian pine (Casuarina sp.) has been observed with extensive, impenetrable root systems in the only sandy spot on one such cay, thus interfering with Cyclura reproduction (International Iguana Society Field Expedition, March 1992). Brazilian pepper (S. terebinthifolius) has been seen on other remote islands, and could also interfere with nesting sites.
Last Modified: 21/06/2006 3:25:33 p.m.