Florida Keys Invasive Species Task Force Species Information

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Subject Name Scientific Name Type
tropical soda apple Solanum viarum Dunal Shrub or Subshrub
melaleuca Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake Hardwood Trees
giant reed Arundo donax L. Grass or Grasslike
air-potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. Vines
largeleaf lantana Lantana camara L. Shrub or Subshrub
chinaberry Melia azedarach L. Hardwood Trees
torpedograss Panicum repens L. Grass or Grasslike
West Indian mahogany Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq. Hardwood Trees
sisal Agave sisalana Perrine Forbs/Herbs
Senegal date palm Phoenix reclinata Jacq. Hardwood Trees
date palm Phoenix dactylifera L. Hardwood Trees
turkeyberry Solanum torvum Sw. Forbs/Herbs
mile-a-minute Mikania micrantha Kunth Vines
itchgrass Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) W.D. Clayton Grass or Grasslike
earleaf acacia Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunningham ex Benth. Shrub or Subshrub
red beadtree Adenanthera pavonina L Hardwood Trees
woman's tongue tree Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth Hardwood Trees
coral vine Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn. Vines
Texas madeiravine Anredera vesicaria (Lam.) Gaertn. F Vines
shoebutton ardisia Ardisia elliptica Thunb Hardwood Trees
Sprenger's asparagus fern Asparagus aethiopicus L. Shrub or Subshrub
Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders Vines
mountain ebony Bauhinia variegata L Shrub or Subshrub
paper-mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent. Hardwood Trees
Scottish asphodel Clusia rosea Jacq Hardwood Trees
Asian nakedwood Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn. Hardwood Trees
Madagascar rubbervine Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Dcne. Vines
carrotwood Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A. Rich.) Radlk. Hardwood Trees
crowfootgrass Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd Grass or Grasslike
aroma Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. Hardwood Trees
Surinam cherry Eugenia uniflora L. Shrub or Subshrub
council tree Ficus altissima Blume Hardwood Trees
governor's plum Flacourtia indica (Burm. f.) Merr Shrub or Subshrub
Mauritius hemp Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw Shrub or Subshrub
jaraguagrass Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees) Stapf Grass or Grasslike
Gold Coast jasmine Jasminum dichotomum Vahl Vines
Brazilian jasmine Jasminum fluminense Vell. Vines
Arabian jasmine Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait. Vines
white leadtree Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit Hardwood Trees
natalgrass Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka Grass or Grasslike
Spanish arborvine Merremia tuberosa (L.) Rendle Vines
Chinese box Murraya exotica L. Hardwood Trees
Asian swordfern Nephrolepis brownii (Desv.) Hovenkamp & Miyam. Forbs/Herbs
burmareed Neyraudia reynaudiana (Kunth) Keng ex A.S. Hitchc. Grass or Grasslike
elliptic yellowwood Ochrosia elliptica Labill. Hardwood Trees
elephant grass Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher Grass or Grasslike
crimson fountaingrass Cenchrus setaceus (Forssk.) Morrone Grass or Grasslike
cure for all Pluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G. Don Shrub or Subshrub
strawberry guava Psidium cattleianum Sabine Shrub or Subshrub
guava Psidium guajava L. Shrub or Subshrub
castorbean Ricinus communis L. Shrub or Subshrub
iguanatail Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce Forbs/Herbs
octopus tree Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) H.A.T. Harms Hardwood Trees
beach naupaka Scaevola taccada Vahl Shrub or Subshrub
bigpod sesbania Sesbania herbacea (P. Mill.) McVaugh Forbs/Herbs
valamuerto Senna pendula (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Irwin & Barneby Vines
Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye Sphagneticola trilobata (L.C. Rich.) Pruski Forbs/Herbs
Java plum Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels Hardwood Trees
American evergreen Syngonium podophyllum Schott Vines
tropical almond Terminalia catappa L. Shrub or Subshrub
portia tree Thespesia populnea (L.) Soland. ex Correa Hardwood Trees
Jamaica feverplant Tribulus cistoides L. Vines
boatlily Tradescantia spathacea Sw. Forbs/Herbs
guineagrass Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq.) R. Webster Grass or Grasslike
coconut palm Cocos nucifera Linnaeus Palms
sapodilla Manilkara zapota (L.) van Royen Hardwood Trees
Madagascar periwinkle Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don Shrub or Subshrub
simpleleaf chastetree Vitex trifolia L. Vines
St. Augustinegrass Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt.) Kuntze Grass or Grasslike
cayenne porterweed Stachytarpheta cayennensis (Rich.) Vahl Forbs/Herbs
anil de pasto Indigofera suffruticosa P. Mill. Shrub or Subshrub
monarch fern Phymatosorus scolopendria (Burm. f.) Copeland Forbs/Herbs
Washington fan palm Washingtonia robusta H. Wendl. Hardwood Trees
nightblooming cactus Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britt. & Rose Forbs/Herbs
widow's-thrill Kalanchoe spp. Adans. Forbs/Herbs
trumpetflower Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth Hardwood Trees
ramgoat dashalong Turnera ulmifolia L. Shrub or Subshrub
pongame oiltree Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi
sheoak Casuarina spp. Rumph. ex L. Shrub or Subshrub
tamarind Tamarindus indica L. Hardwood Trees
bushbean Macroptilium spp. (Benth.) Urb., 1928 Forbs/Herbs
cardboard palm Zamia furfuracea L. f. ex Aiton Shrub or Subshrub
Chinese banyan Ficus microcarpa L. f. Hardwood Trees
common asparagus fern Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop Forbs/Herbs
emperor's candlesticks Senna alata (L.) Roxb. Hardwood Trees
gregorywood Bucida buceras L. Hardwood Trees
horseflesh mahogany Lysiloma sabicu Benth. Shrub or Subshrub
Indiantree spurge Euphorbia tirucalli L. Hardwood Trees
Mascarene grass Zoysia tenuifolia Willd. ex Thiele Grass or Grasslike
pink shower Cassia grandis L. f. Hardwood Trees
princess of the night Selenicereus pteranthus (Link ex A. Dietr.) Britton & Rose Shrub or Subshrub
royal poinciana Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf. Hardwood Trees
possum grape Cissus verticillata (L.) Nicolson & Jarvis Shrub or Subshrub
spiny bucida Bucida molinetii (G. Maza) Alain Hardwood Trees
strawberrytree Muntingia calabura L. Hardwood Trees
yellow necklacepod Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis (L.) Isely Hardwood Trees
sea hibiscus Hibiscus tiliaceus L. Forbs/Herbs
black mangrove Lumnitzera racemosa Willd. Shrub or Subshrub
braceletwood Jacquinia arborea Vahl Hardwood Trees
Eulophia ground orchid Eulophia graminea Lindl. Forbs/Herbs
indigo Indigofera spicata Forssk. Forbs/Herbs
golden pothos Epipremnum pinnatum cv. aureum (L.) Engl Vines
African fire bush Hamelia patens var. glabra Jacq./Oerst.
Brazilian peppertree Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi Hardwood Trees