Species

Maytenus boaria

Common Name(s)

maiten

Family

Celastraceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Habitat

Occurs in the understorey of open native bush, among scrub and grasses (Heenan et al 1999).

Flower Colours

Green

Year Naturalised

1988

Origin

Temperate S. America

Life Cycle Comments
Possibly dioecious (Cartman and McCombs 2002), Spreads by roots, suckers and possibly seed.

Reproduction
Spreads aggressively by root suckers and seed. (Heenan et al 1999).

Seed
Female plants produce small fruits with red oily flesh and one to two seeds inside (Cartman and McCombs 2002)

Dispersal
Birds.

Tolerances
Seedlings are able to grow in very low light (Cartman and McCombs 2002)

This page last updated on 18 Jan 2010