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Clusia rosea
(Clusiaceae)

Scotch attorney, autograph tree, copey, pitch apple, signature tree

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Much like the strangler figs (Ficus spp.), autograph trees often start life epiphytically when a seed germinates in the crotch of a tree limb. Aerial roots then grow down to the ground and the seedling gradually strangles the host tree on which it is growing (Staples & Herbst 2005).  Clusia rosea is native to the Caribbean Basin, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. 


Species description or overview

Clusia rosea information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Clusia rosea from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Clusia rosea information from PIER
Information on Clusia rosea as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Clusia rosea on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Clusia rosea in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Clusia rosea
Nomenclatural information about Clusia rosea is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Clusia rosea information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Clusia rosea--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Clusia rosea information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Clusia rosea, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Clusia rosea
Nomenclatural information about Clusia rosea is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Clusia rosea (Clusiaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Clusia rosea as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Clusia rosea weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Clusia rosea for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Clusia rosea information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Clusia rosea from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).


Images

Images of Clusia rosea (Clusiaceae) (autograph tree)
Links to high-resolution free images of Clusia rosea (Clusiaceae) (autograph tree) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Clusia rosea information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Clusia rosea in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Clusia rosea images from PIER
Images of Clusia rosea provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Clusia rosea information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Clusia rosea in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Clusia rosea information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Clusia rosea--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Clusia rosea on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Clusia rosea in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


Books

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Clusia rosea on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Clusia rosea in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


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