Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Inga punctata is a fast-growing species native to the Americas, ranging from Mexico to northern South America and some Caribbean islands. The species...
Cordia dentata is an evergreen tree native to the Americas, from Mexico to the north of South America, including a number of Caribbean islands. It is...
Dypsis lutescens is an ornamental palm very widespread in cultivation all over the tropics, found growing under a wide range of conditions. It has...
Within its native distribution range, T. latifolium is described as a ‘rare’ grass species that sometimes grows to form extensive stands. It is...
Triumfetta rhomboidea is an environmental and agricultural weed widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics worldwide. It is a competitive shrub...
Albizia carbonaria is a fast growing but short-lived perennial tree native to tropical Central and South America that has been introduced to South...
Aeginetia indica is not considered as an invasive species in its native range and it is not known to occur as an introduced species elsewhere. It has...
Bougainvillea spectabilis is an aggressive climbing vine or shrub growing >10 m high. Native to Brazil, this species has been extensively introduced...
Tripsacum dactyloides is cultivated as a forage crop in areas within and outside its native distribution range. The species establishes slowly and...
Maranta arundinacea is a perennial plant, native to Mexico, Central and South America, that has been introduced and cultivated for its starch-rich...

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