Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Orbea variegata is a leafless, stem succulent, perennial herb  native to South Africa, where it is widespread in the southwestern Cape. Introduced to...
Acacia decurrens is a woody flowering shrub or tree native to Australia and introduced to many parts of the world as an ornamental, shade and...
Bovine spongiform encephalopathies (BSEs) are a group of three distinct prion diseases affecting cattle. Prion diseases, also named transmissible...
Bactrocera dorsalis is a highly invasive species. Native to Asia, Oriental fruit fly is now found in at least 65 countries, including parts of...
Bacterial leaf spot of lucerne, caused by X. euvesicatoria pv. alfalfae, was detected for the first time in Wisconsin, USA in 1930. The disease...
Cyprinus carpio is a freshwater fish species in the family Cyprinidae. It has been used in aquaculture almost throughout human history, being...
Mimosa diplotricha (syn. M. invisa) is a small, spiny, often scrambling, neotropical shrub that has invaded many countries throughout Africa, Asia...
Leucaena leucocephala is a small tree native to Mexico that is an aggressive colonizer of secondary or disturbed vegetation within and beyond its...
Vitex parviflora is a tropical tree native to the Philippines and Indonesia, highly valued for its durable wood and ornamental potential. It is...
Aleurodicus dispersus is highly polyphagous, being common on a wide range of different families. Russell (1965) recorded it from 38 genera in 27...

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