Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Biology of invasive plants 1. Pyracantha angustifolia (Franch.) C.K. Schneid.

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This paper provides information on taxonomy, morphological description including distinguishing features, closely related species, hybrids, economic importance and environmental impacts (detrimental and beneficial), geographical distribution, climatic requirements, invasion history and risk, dispersal and establishment, growth and development, ecophysiology, phenology, mycorrhiza and bacterial symbionts, reproduction and management (chemical, cultural, mechanical, biological), as well as response to herbivory, disease and higher plant competition, of Pyracantha angustifolia. The communities in which the species occurs are also described. Because of its extensive use within the horticultural industry, it is suggested P. angustifolia will spread into new regions and countries, especially because it has the ability to invade a wide variety of habitats and climatic zones.