Taxon: Ardisia elliptica Thunb.

Genus: Ardisia
Family: Primulaceae
  Subfamily: Myrsinoideae
Nomen number: 403463
Place of publication: Nov. gen. pl. 8:119. 1798
Name Verified on: 03-Jun-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F TE Afr; F Nicaragua; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Hawaii Department of Agriculture List of plant species designated as noxious weeds for eradication or control purposes. 1992 (L NWeeds Hawaii)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 2001 (F Nicaragua)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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