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P. densum is a fast-growing grass species naturally distributed across Central and South America and the West Indies (Brummitt, 2013). Within its...
Philornis downsi is a fly whose larvae reside in birds’ nests and parasitise nestling birds. It is native to mainland South America, and invasive in...
It is hard to determine whether occurrences of U. ohnoi are native or exotic because Ulva taxonomy using observation of morphological characteristics...
Paratachardina pseudolobata (lobate lac scale) is a tiny insect that only reaches 2mm in length. It has found its way to Florida and has been...
Varanus indicus (mangrove monitor) is a terrestrial-arboreal monitor lizard that has been introduced to several locations for its meat, skin or as a...
Moraea collina¸ called Cape tulip, is a corm-bearing perennial herb native to South Africa. It can poison livestock and/or humans, reproduce and...
Macrothelypteris torresiana is a perennial fern native to Asia, Madagascar, the Mascarene Islands and Oceania. It has been widely introduced across...
Martynia annua is grown as an ornamental and medicinal herb. Originally native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, its effective...
P. macrourum has demonstrated its ability to invade and displace grassland vegetation in Tasmania and New Zealand (Hartley, 1973; Tasmanian...
P. odoratissimum, commonly called ‘apple geranium’, is a flowering plant cultivated around the world as a popular ornamental and for its sweet...

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Publisher - Helena Independent Record 01:06 PM - 17 November, 2018 (Search term - invasive species)
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