Rhaphiolepis indica

Family Rosaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesIndian Hawthorn
SynonymsCrataegus indica L.; Crataegus rubra Lour.; Crataegus sinensis Loisel.; Eriobotrya metrosideros A.Chev.; Mespilus sinensis Poir.; Opa metrosideros Lour.; Raphiolepis indica (L.) Lindl. [Spelling variant]; Raphiolepis indica Lindl.; Rhaphiolepis gracilis Nakai; Rhaphiolepis indica var. indica; Rhaphiolepis indica var. typica Nakai; Rhaphiolepis loureiri Spreng.; Rhaphiolepis parvibracteolata Merr.; Rhaphiolepis rubra (Lour.) Lindl.; Rhaphiolepis rugosa Nakai; Rhaphiolepis sinensis (Poir.) M.Roem.; Syzygium metrosideros DC.
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)4
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeAsia
Exotic range (Australia)QLD, NSW
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Roadsides, Disturbed areas, Wastelands, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Woodlands, Riparian systems, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes
Soil type (exotic)Sandy, Loamy, Clay, Well drained
Decade of introduction1890

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Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 300360243042814
RCP 8.5 2050 3022602824123212
RCP 8.5 2070 3022802830123210

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information