Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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A global compendium of weeds.


The information presented in the 'Global Compendium of Weeds' is specifically designed to give a weed risk assessor, or anyone interested in the weed potential of a plant, a condensed report of the status of a species with, most importantly, further avenues for finding more information through the extensive reference listing. This second edition of the Compendium includes 33 738 weeds. Each record consists of: Genus, Species, Author, Family Alternate names, Common names (including French, German, Finnish, Italian, Japanese (phonetic), Portuguese and Spanish), Status (Weed, Sleeper, Quarantine Weed, Noxious Weed, Naturalised, Native Weed, Introduced, Garden Escape, Environmental Weed, Cultivation Escape and Casual Alien), Source Codes (References cited), Life Form, Arid/Aquatic (a basic measure of a plant's ability to survive), Cultivated or Promoted, Herbal, Toxic, Origin.