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Distribution of the invasive alien tree Schinus molle in western South Africa
We examined the distribution of the invasive alien tree Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper tree; Anacardiaceae) in South Africa, where it was planted over large areas. Localities of planted and naturalized trees were mapped ...
Invasive potential of the Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle) in South Africa
We investigated the potential of an invasive alien tree to transform vegetation by quantifying the relative abilities of the alien tree Schinus molle and dominant native trees Acacia tortilis and Rhus lancea to compete for ...
Soil type, microsite, and herbivory influence S.molle growth
The study involved a field manipulation experiment over 14 months using a factorial block design to examine transplanted seedlings in different savanna environments. The experiments examine the effects of soil type (sandy ...
Megastigmus wasp damage to seeds of Schinus molle
Understanding the reasons why some alien species become invasive may help to identify appropriate management strategies. One hypothesis often cited to explain invasion success is the enemy release hypothesis (Williams 1954; ...