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Taxonomic name: Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B. Robinson
Synonyms: Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. Rob. var. brideliifolia (Hayata) Merr. , Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. Rob. var. littoralis Blume , Litsea laurifolia (Jacq.) F.M. Bailey , Litsea laurifolia (Jacq.) F.M. Bailey var. roxburghii (Nees) Cordem. , Sebifera glutinosa Lour. , Tetranthera laurifolia Jacq.
Common names: avocat marron (French), Indian laurel (English), litsée glutineuse (French)
Organism type: tree
Litsea glutinosa is a plant with many uses in its area of origin as well as in some of its areas of introduction. Its impact on the environment in most areas of introduction is severe. This small tree, which has a high invasion potential, displaces regenerating native plant species in disturbed environments.
agricultural areas, coastland, natural forests, planted forests, ruderal/disturbed, urban areas
Native range: Native to India and South China to Malaysia, Australia and the western Pacific islands.
Known introduced range: Litsea glutinosa has been introduced and is established in Mauritius, La Réunion and Mayotte (CBNM, 2007).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008