Invasive Species Compendium

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Vespa velutina (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is a hornet of Asian origin which is a predator of social hymenopterans, and in particular of honey bees (Apis...
C. capitata is a highly invasive species. It has a high dispersive ability, a very large host range and a tolerance of both natural and cultivated...
P. auritum is an invasive and noxious weed which competes with other plants and threatens native forests where it is introduced. It grows very fast...
Bacterial canker of kiwifruit, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), is a serious threat to kiwifruit production worldwide. At least...
Aloe vera is a hardy succulent plant that thrives in poor soils and requires little water to survive and spread. This species produces dense rosettes...
Originating in Central and northern South America, Hylocereus undatus is grown as a night-flowering ornamental plant and as a fruit crop. The fruit...
The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):DescriptionEvergreen small to medium-sized shrub or small tree [3–5 (–8) m high], much branched,...
Duranta erecta is a vine-like, evergreen shrub, native to the Americas. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental and is also used as a hedge plant....
M. aquaticum (parrot-feather) is an invasive submerged/ emergent aquatic weed characteristic of sub-tropical to warm-temperate regions, but found as...
R. multiflora is a wild rose. It can form large, spreading, thorny thickets that can spread across grazing land and waste places, forming...

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