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Muskmallow is an annual or biennial erect shrub, 1–2 m tall that has a taproot or tuberous root. The whole plant is hairy and the stem is usually...


C. terniflora is a climbing, semi-evergreen, woody vine (Swearingen and Bargeron, 2016). Stems are 3-6 m, climbing with tendril-like petioles and...


Shrubs or small trees 2-4 m tall; branches somewhat flexuous, sparsely pubescent with crisped, simple hairs and a few minute glandular hairs. Leaves...


Rattus tanezumi, morphologically indistiguishable from R. rattus, is considered native from Afghanistan to China, including Indochina. It is now...


E. japonicus grows as an evergreen shrub or small tree that can reach up to 3 m, sometimes dwarfed. Branches are grey-green to grey-brown, terete...


C. madagascariensis is a fast-growing invasive woody vine. Plants can begin to reproduce after about 200 days and they can produce large amount of...

Cover for Cryptostegia grandiflora (rubber vine)

C. grandiflora is a highly invasive weed in semi-arid natural ecosystems, especially dry or monsoonal rainforest. It has the potential to spread much...

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 Cirsium vulgare (spear thistle)

C. vulgare is an invasive weed in many parts of the world, notably Australia, Canada and the USA, and has the potential to compete with many crops...

Cover for Chromolaena odorata (Siam weed)

C. odorata is a very widely distributed tropical shrub that is still expanding its range, and is considered one of the world’s worst weeds. It...

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