Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Antidesma bunias (L.) Spreng.
Common names: bignay (English)
Organism type: tree
Originally from south-east Asia, Antidesma bunius is a fruit tree that can grow up to 30 metres high. This tree is cultivated throughout its native range and its fruit is used to make jam. Introduced and naturalized in French Polynesia, the species is invasive there and has been declared a threat to biodiversity.
natural forests, planted forests, ruderal/disturbed
Native range: Southeast Asia.
Known introduced range: La Réunion, French Polynesia.
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008