University of Florida

Brazilian Peppertree: Publications

  • Journal Articles
  • Overholt, W. A, R. Diaz, E. Rosskopf, S. J. Green and W. A. Overholt. 2015. Deep characterization of the microbiomes of Calophya spp. (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) gall-inducing psyllids reveals the absence of plant pathogenic bacteria and three dominant endosymbionts.  PloS One (in press

    Diaz, R., A. M. Dickey, R. G. Shatters Jr., V. Manrique and W. A. Overholt. 2015. New species diversity revealed from molecular and morphological characterization of gall-inducing Calophya spp. (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) from Brazilian peppertree. Florida Entomologist 98: 776-779.

    Diaz, R., V. Manrique, J. E. Munyaneza, V. G. Sengoda, S. Adkins, K. Hendricks, P. D. Roberts, and W. A. Overholt. 2015. Host specificity testing and examination for plant diseases reveal that the gall-forming psyllid, Calophya latiforceps (Hemiptera: Calophyidae), is safe to release for biological control of Schinus terebinthifolia (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 154: 1-14.

    Manrique, V., R. Diaz, L. Erazo, N. Reddi, G.S. Wheeler, D. Williams, and W. A. Overholt. 2014. Comparison of two populations of Pseudophilothrips ichini (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) as candidates for biological control of the invasive weed Schinus terebinthifolia (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae).  Biocontrol Science and Technology 24: 518-535.

    Manrique, V., R. Diaz, T. Condon, and W. A. Overholt. 2014. Host range tests reveal Paectes longiformis is not a suitable biological control agent for the invasive plant Schinus terebinthifolia. Biocontrol 59: 761-770.

    Diaz, R., D. Moscosoa, V. Manrique, D. Williams and W. A. Overholt. 2014. Native range density, host utilization and life history of Calophya latiforceps (Hemiptera: Calophyidae): an herbivore of Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia).  Biocontrol Science and Technology 24: 536-553.

    Overholt, W. A., R. S. Copeland and S. E. Halbert. 2013. First records of Calophya schini Tuthill (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) in Ethiopia and Kenya. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 33: 291-291.

    Manrique, V., J. P. Cuda and W. A. Overholt.  2013. Brazilian peppertree: a poster child for invasive plants in Florida landscapes. Journal of Florida Studies 1: 1-14.

    Christ, L. R., J. P. Cuda, W. A. Overholt, M. D. Vitorino and A. Mukherjee. 2013. Biology, host preferences, and potential distribution of Calophya terebinthifolii (Hemiptera: Calophyidae), a candidate for biological control of Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius, in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 96: 137-147.

    Mukherjee, A., D. A. Williams, G. S. Wheeler, J. P. Cuda, S. Pal and W. A. Overholt. 2012. Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida and South America: Evidence of a possible niche shift driven by hybridization. Biological Invasions14: 1415-1430.

    Cuda, J. P., L. R. Christ, V. Manrique, W. A. Overholt, G. S. Wheeler and D. A. Williams. 2012.  Role of molecular genetics in identifying ‘fine tuned’ natural enemies of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius: a review. Biocontrol 57: 227-233.

    Overholt, W. A., J. P. Cuda and L. Markle. 2012. Can novel weapons favor native plants? Allelopathic interactions between Morella cerifera (L.) and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi.  Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 139 (4): 356-366.

    Manrique, V., R. Diaz, M. G. Pogue, M. D. Vitorino and W. A. Overholt. 2012. Description and biology of Paectes longiformis Pogue (Lepidoptera: Euteliidae), a new species from Brazil and potential biological control agent of Brazilian peppertree in Florida. Biocontrol Science and Technology 22: 163-185.

    Burckhardt, D.,  J. P. Cuda, V. Manrique,  R. Diaz, , W. A. Overholt,  D. A. Williams, L. R. Christ and M. D. Vitorino. 2011. Calophya latiforceps, a new species of jumping plant lice (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) associated with Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae) in Brazil.  Florida Entomologist 94: 489-499.

    Manrique, V., J. Cuda, and W. Overholt. 2009. Effect of herbivory on growth and biomass allocation of Brazilian peppertree (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) seedlings in the laboratory. Biocontrol Science and Technology 19: 657-667.

    Manrique, V., J. Cuda, W. Overholt, and S. Ewe. 2009. Influence of host-plant quality on the performance of Episimus unguiculus, a candidate biological control agent of Brazilian peppertree in Florida. Biocontrol 54: 475-484.

    Manrique, V., J. Cuda, W. Overholt, and S. Ewe. 2009. Synergistic effect of insect herbivory and plant parasitism on the performance of the invasive tree Schinus terebinthifolius. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 132: 118-125.

    Manrique, V., J.P. Cuda, W.A. Overholt, D.A. Williams, and G. Wheeler. 2008. Effect of host-plant genotypes on the performance of three candidate biological control agents of Schinus terebinthifolius in Florida. Biological Control 47: 167-171.

    Manrique, V., J.P. Cuda, W.A. Overholt, and R. Diaz.  2008. Temperature-dependent development and potential distribution of Episimus utilis (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a candidate biological control agent of Brazilian peppertree (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in Florida. Environmental Entomology 37: 862-870.

    Williams, D.A., E. Muchugu, W.A. Overholt, and J.P. Cuda. 2007. Colonization patterns of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius, in Florida. Heredity 98: 284-293.

    Morgan, E.C., and W.A. Overholt. 2005. Potential allelopathic effects of Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Anacardiaceae) aqueous extract on germination and growth of selected Florida native plants. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 132: 11-15.>

    Williams, D., W.A. Overholt, J. Cuda, and C. Hughes. 2005. Chloroplast and microsatellite DNA diversities reveal the introduction history of Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius, in Florida. Molecular Ecology 14: 3643-3656.

    Extension Publications<

    Manrique, V., R. Diaz and W. A. Overholt. 2011. New potential biological control agents of Brazilian peppertree. Invasive Plant Management Research and Outreach Newsletter 3 (1): 9

    Overholt, W. A., D. Williams, R. Diaz and V. Manrique. 2010. Genotype matching to select the most effective biological control agents of Brazilian peppertree.  Invasive Plant Mangement Section Research Report Newsletter 2: 11.

    Christ, L.R., J.P. Cuda, W.A. Overholt, and M.D. Vitorino. 2010. New candidate for biological control of Brazilian peppertree. Wildland Weeds 13: 12-13.
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Brazilian Pepper tree berries

Brazilian Peppertree Flowers

Thrips larvae on Brazilian Peppertree