Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Tibouchina urvilleana (DC.) Cogn.
Synonyms: Lasiandra urvilleana DC. , Rhexia viminea D. Don , Tibouchina semidecandra auct. non Cogn., Tibouchina viminea (D. Don) Cogn.
Common names: balmane (French), doudoul (French), glorybush (English), griffe du diable (French), lasiandra (English), lisandra (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), pensée malgache (French), princess flower (English), purple glorytree (English)
Organism type: tree, shrub
Tibouchina urvilleana is grown in many regions for its beautiful flowers. In Hawaii and La Réunion it is invasive and forms dense stands, smothering native species.
agricultural areas, natural forests, planted forests, ruderal/disturbed, scrub/shrublands, urban areas
Native range: Southern Brazil.
Known introduced range: Hawaii, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa and on La Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean (PIER, 2006).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008