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Cover for Bromus tectorum (downy brome)

B. tectorum has tremendous phenotypic plasticity, with self fertilization permitting continuous replication of successful genotypes, and occasional...


The following description is from PROTA (2016):A tightly caespitose perennial, often provided with well-developed runners; base surrounded by hairy...


C. sulphureus is an annual herb 0.3-2 m tall, taprooted. Stems erect, branched, glabrous or sparsely pilose to hispid. Leaves cauline, alternate,...

Cover for Cinchona pubescens (quinine tree)

C. pubescens has been widely introduced throughout the tropics over the past 150 years because of its medicinal properties. However, it is only in...

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 Casuarina equisetifolia (casuarina)

C. equisetifolia is a fast growing species with prolific seeding ability which is able to take advantage of disturbed sites for colonization. Where...

Cover for Gliricidia sepium (gliricidia)

G. sepium forms a small to medium-sized, thornless, deciduous, single- or multiple-stemmed tree; 2-15 m and occasionally 20 m tall, and 5-30 cm and...

Cover for Lagerstroemia speciosa (Pride of India)

L. speciosa is a shrub to large tree with multiple trunks or stems diverging from just above ground level, up to 40(45) m tall and 100(-150) cm in...

Cover for Lawsonia inermis (Egyptian privet)

L. inermis is a much-branched, glabrous shrub or small tree, 2-6 m tall, with greyish-brown bark, unarmed when young, older plants with spine-tipped...


Annual, biennial or short-lived perennial herbs, sparsely puberulent to glabrescent. Stems erect, 40-100(-250) cm, longitudinally ridged. Stipules...

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