Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke
Synonyms: Fragaria indica Andrews
Common names: duchesnée d'Inde (French), fraise crapaud (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), fraise de l'eau (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), fraise marron (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), India mockstrawberry (English), Indian strawberry (English)
Organism type: herb
Duchesnea indica is a creeping plant that emits many long runners. It multiplies as effectively by vegetative reproduction as by sexual reproduction and can easily become very invasive. It is one of the most invasive plants on the island of Réunion.
agricultural areas, natural forests, planted forests, riparian zones, ruderal/disturbed, wetlands
Native range: Temperate and tropical Asia (China, and especially Japan).
Known introduced range: Widely naturalized elsewhere (GRIN, 2007).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Thursday, 13 March 2008