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Cover for Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm)

The fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda is a Lepidopteran pest that feeds in large numbers on leaves and stems of more than 80 plant species, causing...

Cover for Urocystis cepulae (onion smut)

Onion smut is of sporadic occurrence and generally of minor importance in terms of yields or financial returns (Locke and McBurney, 1995; F Crowe,...

Cover for Hedychium coronarium (white butterfly ginger lily)

H. coronarium is invasive in shallow water systems, along streams and in waterlogged areas in the tropics and subtropics. Once established, it is...


In Queensland, Australia, K. pinnata was ranked 47 of 200 invasive naturalized plants (Batianoff and Butler, 2002). In New South Wales, Australia,...


L. camara is a highly variable ornamental shrub, native of the neotropics. It has been introduced to most of the tropics and subtropics as a hedge...

Cover for Clidemia hirta (Koster's curse)

C. hirta is a small shrub producing vast amounts of seeds that produce a large seed bank. Although the plant can grow in relatively shaded...

Cover for Cupaniopsis anacardioides (carrotwood)

Within a relatively short period after introduction (20 to 30 years), C. anacardioides has escaped from cultivation and become an invasive plant in...

Cover for Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth)

E. crassipes, a native of South America, is a major freshwater weed in most of the frost-free regions of the world and is generally regarded as the...

Cover for Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed)

F. japonica is an extremely invasive weed despite its lack of extensive sexual reproduction in most of its introduced range. It is included on...


In its native range in the Mediterranean region, G. monspessulana is widespread but only locally abundant. It tends to form small populations. In its...

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