Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status.


This book is a development from Rod's database of all weedy flora of the world published in 2002 as 'A Global Compendium of Weeds'. The 'Exotic species database' project was originally initiated to assist in the completion of Weed Risk Assessments, the very first phase of which is to determine if the plant being assessed is already in Australia. Any plant species already present in Australia, whether naturalized there, commonly available in trade or possible only found in the occasional plant collection, will automatically be added to the Permitted List, as long as the plant is not also a proscribed weed in any state with legal requirements to eradicate or manage. This publication is one outcome of the project, and is aimed at a large range of users from Commonwealth, state and local government officers, to researchers, horticulturists, nursery owners, farmers, landscapers, consultants and groups of volunteers looking after remnant bushland. 'The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status' is an invaluable resource to everyone who cares about the Australian environment and wishes to ensure that the plants chosen for revegetation projects, landscaping and gardens are not likely to become weedy and a threat to the bushland.