Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

CSIRO handbook of Australian weeds.

Abstract

This handbook deals with some 2750 plant species in Australia that are, or have the potential to become, a weed problem; the sole criteria for including a species was that it had been reported in the literature as a weed in Australia. Deliberately and accidentally introduced species and indigenous invasive species are all dealt with. For each species listed, notes are given on its taxonomic status together with summarized information on economic uses, life form, habitats, and geographical distribution in Australia and (where appropriate) elsewhere.