Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Noronhia emarginata is a slow-growing evergreen tree native to Madagascar. The species has been introduced to several tropical and subtropical...
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...
Litsea glutinosa belongs to the family Lauraceae. It is a small- to medium-sized tree, 3-20 m tall, semi-evergreen, and fast-growing dioecious...
Dichanthium aristatum is a perennial grass native to Asia and parts of India and naturalized in the tropics and subtropics worldwide through its use...
Cheilocostus speciosus is one of the most common species of Costaceae in Asia and has been actively introduced as ornamental throughout the tropics....
Momordica balsamina is native to South Africa and tropical Africa, tropical Asia, Arabia, India and Australia. It is a trailing or climbing annual...

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