Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)

  [   PIER species lists  ]   [   PIER home  ]

Trichodesma zeylanicum
(Burm.f.) R.Br., Boraginaceae
Click on an image for links to BIGGER PICTURES


Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

English: camel bush

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Annual herb 30-60 cm high or more...; leaves short-petiolate or sessile, the blades oblong or lanceolate to linear, usually up to 9 x 3 cm; pedicels hispid; calyx 10-12 mm long, deeply divided into oblong-lanceolate lobes; corolla pale blue, slightly longer than calyx; anthers villose, awned; nutlets ovoid, about 5 mm long, triquetrous on inner surfaces, rugulose, tuberculate"  (Smith, 1991; p. 160).

Habitat/ecology:  In Fiji, "sparingly naturalized in vegetable gardens and cultivated fields near sea level" (Smith, 1991; p. 160).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  "From eastern tropical Africa to India, Ceylon, western Malesia, and Australia, apparently introduced and naturalizing elsewhere" (Smith, 1991; p. 160).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Vanua Levu Island introduced
invasive
Smith, Albert C. (1991) (p. 160)
Voucher cited: DA L.12360
Sparingly naturalized.
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Viti Levu Island introduced
invasive
Smith, Albert C. (1991) (p. 160)
Voucher cited: DA 11468
Sparingly naturalized.
New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
New Guinea Island
New Guinea Island native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands   Merrill, Elmer D. (1923) (p. 378)
A weed in cultivated lands, waste places, etc., at low altitudes.
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia (country of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Comoros
Comoro Islands
Comoro Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Maldives
Maldive Islands
Malè Atoll   Fosberg, F. R. (1957) (p. 31)
Mauritius
Mautitius Islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)
Mauritius Island native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Seychelles
Seychelles Islands
Seychelles Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


Need more info? Have questions? Comments? Information to contribute? Contact PIER! (pier@hear.org)

  [   PIER species lists  ]   [   PIER home  ]

This page was created on 20 AUG 2002 and was last updated on 27 OCT 2006.