New York City EcoFlora - iNaturalist Observations
Taxon: Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb.
Family: Celastraceae
Taxon Remarks: Oriental bittersweet
Collector: elaphrornis      
Date: 2017-06-13
Locality: United States, New York, Kings, Brooklyn, NY, USA
40.5812861111  -73.8927777778
Verbatim Coordinates: 40.5812861111, -73.8927777778
Description: Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus). Trail to Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, NY. Much of the "greenery" of disturbed areas around New York City is actually the highly invasive all-conquering Celastrus orbiculatus. Have never encountered Celastrus scandens, the native species. See Steward et al. (2003). Steward, A.M., Clemants, S.E. & Moore, G. 2003. The concurrent decline of the native Celastrus scandens and spread of the non-native Celastrus orbiculatus in the New York City metropolitan area. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 130(2): 143-146.
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Link to Source: iNaturalist #6680613
Record Id: 527ee589-8868-4898-bfa6-62ca13aa6afa
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