Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

A global compendium of weeds.

Abstract

This Compendium provides reports on the weed status of plant species globally, and lists almost 21 000 species, with 15 000 alternate scientific names and 27 000 common names in a number of languages. Information in species records includes: genus, species, author, family, alternate names, common names, weed status (including established weeds, potential weeds, quarantine weeds, noxious weeds, naturalized species, native weeds, introduced species, garden escapes, environmental weeds, cultivation escapes and casual aliens), life form, ability to survive in arid or aquatic environments, whether cultivated or used for herbal purposes, toxicity, origin, and references. This book is primarily intended as a resource for developing countries to use in undertaking weed risk assessments.