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Brazilian pep·per·tree

(pĕp′ər-trē′) or Brazilian pepper
n.
A small evergreen tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) native to South America and widely naturalized in subtropical regions, having dark-green compound leaves and clusters of decorative red berrylike fruits.
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Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), popularly known as Brazilian pepper tree, is a pioneer and native Brazilian species, occurring from the 'restinga' to rain forests, on the banks of rivers and streams, growing in dry and poor soil.
Allelopathic effects of fruits of the Brazilian pepper Schinus terebinthifolius on growth, leaf production and biomass of seedlings of the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle and the black mangrove Avicennia germinans.
Honey bees love the invasive Brazilian pepper, which flowers in the fall.
Once completely overgrown with Brazilian Pepper, cattails and other invasives, Osprey Point is now focused on a continuing and methodical process of removal.
Besides the domestic market, part of the Brazilian pepper is exported in different forms, such as paprika, paste, canned and dried plants (EMBRAPA, 2010; REIFS CHNEIDER, 2000).
The Intensive Slimming Serum from the range plays the major part, its clinically proven actives merging plantbased firming and refining extracts such as ginger, kombuchka, Brazilian pepper and caffeine to encourage microcirculation.
Compounding these detriments, the clearing of native coastal habitat has opened the door to fast-growing non-native plants like Brazilian pepper and Australian pines, which can replace a once complex native plant community of 20 to 100 species with one or two dominant species.
Exotic, invasive plants (like the Brazilian pepper trees) have been burned and can no longer block the light from developing seedlings.
The product is made with a natural extract from the bark of the Brazilian pepper tree, and it has been shown to lower the acidity of the stomach.
Brazilian pepper, on the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) list of the world's worst 100 invaders, now infests 700,000 acres of South Florida.
Penders is fighting one of the most corrosive salt-laden environments in the country, along with the invasive and perpetually spreading Brazilian pepper tree, to save what remains of the birth of the American space program.
While the area is largely protected from development because of a variety of state and federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, the Sanctuary's managers must deal with the destructive potential of invasive plants, including Australian melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia), Old-World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum), Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius), and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes).

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