Taxon  Report   7378    
Schinus molle  L.
Peruvian pepper tree,  Peruvian peppertree
Schinus molle
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Schinus molle
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Schinus molle
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Schinus molle, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Schinus molle
© 1999 John Randall, Ph.D.
Genus: Schinus

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).