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Other than their countries of origin, India and Sri Lanka for ICMV and SLCMV, respectively, SLCMV has also been reported in India (Dutt et al., 2005;...

Cover for Solanum torvum (turkey berry)

The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):DescriptionErect shrub or small tree [0.8–3 (–5) m tall], younger stems green or purplish, densely...

Cover for Parkinsonia aculeata (Mexican palo-verde)

This is one of the most widespread and well-known woody weeds in hot regions, and has become naturalized and shown weedy tendencies in all countries...

Cover for Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant)

M. pudica is an annual or biannual sub-woody plant native to South America. It was introduced outside of its native range as an ornamental species,...


The following description is from Flora of China Editorial Committee (2016):Herbs annual, to 1 m tall. Roots tuberous, black or black-brown. Stems...

Cover for Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke)

Robust, erect, perennial herb, in cultivation usually grown as an annual, up to 3 m tall, scarcely to moderately branched in upper half of stem,...

Cover for Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)

N. glauca is an evergreen perennial soft-wooded shrub or small tree up to 6m in height with many branches. Leaves are on stalks, alternate, smooth,...

Cover for Xanthium strumarium (common cocklebur)

The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):DescriptionAnnual much-branched herb with erect stems (20–150 cm high) without spines; stems...

Cover for Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear)

O. ficus-indica is the most widespread and most commercially important cactus, and has been, and continues to be, widely introduced as a commercial...

Cover for Opuntia stricta (erect prickly pear)

O. stricta, native from Ecuador to the USA, was introduced as an ornamental and has spread widely, mainly in southern Africa and Australia, but also...

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