Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Amaranthus palmeri is an annual herbaceous plant that is spreading rapidly beyond its native range in North America. It is considered the most...
P.aurea is a highly invasive running bamboo native to Southeast China that is now widespread globally and especially problematic in Australia and...
Noronhia emarginata is a slow-growing evergreen tree native to Madagascar. The species has been introduced to several tropical and subtropical...
Opuntia stricta is a cactus species native to the Americas that has been introduced worldwide as a popular ornamental. This species escaped from...
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a re-emerging mosquito-borne viral disease in animals and humans. Many domestic and wild animals are susceptible to the...
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is classified into the genus Flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae. The virus is spherical, about 50 nm in diameter...
Ixora coccinea is a dense, multi-branched evergreen shrub native to India and Sri Lanka. It is found worldwide in tropical and subtropical climates...
Gossypium barbadense is a cultivated cotton plant native to Peru and Ecuador that has been widely introduced in cultivation. It has escaped and...
Pteris tripartita is a terrestrial fern native to the tropics of the Old Word, introduced to the New World as an ornamental, with records of its...
Cucumis dipsaceus is an annual climbing herb native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula that has become invasive in many regions around the world...

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