6922 thumb Invasive species in South Africa

This guide aims to list the invasive species in South Africa - PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GUIDE IS STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT

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Wallangara Wattle 1
Acacia adunca
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Cootamunda wattle 2
Acacia baileyana
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western coastal wattle 3
Acacia cyclops
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Silver wattle 4
Acacia dealbata
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Green wattle 5
Acacia decurrens
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Pepper tree wattle 6
Acacia elata
5031833955 d32cbbcf62 m
Fringed wattle 7
Acacia fimbriata
Small
Screw pod wattle 8
Acacia implexa
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Long-leaved wattle 9
Acacia longifolia
3410035260 2a6e5b9d77 m
Black wattle 10
Acacia mearnsii
1895331332 6a31739f33 m
Australian blackwood 11
Acacia melanoxylon
Small
Kangaroo thorn 12
Acacia paradoxa
Small
Pearl acacia 13
Acacia podalyriifolia
6064662324 3315d05e45 m
Golden wattle 14
Acacia pycnantha
Small
Port Jackson 15
Acacia saligna
Small
Hop wattle 13
Acacia stricta
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Chinese maple 16
Acer buergerianum
Small
Ash-leaved maple 17
Acer negundo
Small
Spreading century-plant 18
Agave americana
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Crofton weed 11
Ageratina adenophora
Small
Mistflower 19
Ageratina riparia
28452 260 190
Invading ageratum 20
Ageratum conyzoides
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Mexican ageratum 21
Ageratum houstonianum
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Scented agrimony 22
Agrimonia procera
Bent grass
Agrostis castellana
Small
Black bent grass 23
Agrostis gigantea
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Creeping bent grass 24
Agrostis stolonifera
Small
Tree-of-heaven 25
Ailanthus altissima
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Lebbeck tree 26
Albizia lebbeck
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False lebbeck 11
Albizia procera
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Water alisma 27
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Small
Marsh foxtail 28
Alopecurus geniculatus
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Shell ginger 9
Alpinia zerumbet
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Marram grass 15
Ammophila arenaria
77024 260 190
Madeira vine 29
Anredera cordifolia
Small
Coral creeper 30
Antigonon leptopus
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Moth catcher 31
Araujia sericifera
Small
Coralberry tree 32
Ardisia crenata
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Shoebutton ardisia 33
Ardisia elliptica
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Dutchman's pipe 35
Aristolochia elegans
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Giant reed 36
Arundo donax
Sponge-fruit saltbush
Atriplex lindleyi inflata
Small
Old man saltbush 37
Atriplex nummularia
8224573257 129ed6d442 m
Pale biddy-biddy 19
Acaena pallida
Puna grass
Stipa brachychaeta
Spear grass
Achnatherum caudatum
Small
Jointed goat grass 38
Aegilops cylindrica
45746 260 190
Ovate goat grass 39
Aegilops geniculata
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Goat grasses 40
Aegilops
Small
Barb goat grass 41
Aegilops triuncialis
24116 260 190
Zigzag joint-vetch 43
Aeschynomene rudis
Small
Mediterranean onion 15
Allium paniculatum
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Wild garlic 44
Allium vineale
27784472 51f3c96835 m
Giant ragweed 45
Ambrosia trifida
Small
West Indian foxtail grass 46
Andropogon bicornis
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Broom-sedge 47
Andropogon virginicus
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Pond apple 48
Annona glabra
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Chinese mugwort 11
Artemisia verlotiorum
Small
Groundsel bush 50
Baccharis halimifolia
Small
Barberry 51
Berberis glaucocarpa
Bifora
Bifora testiculata
Small
Native willow 53
Callistachys lanceolata
Small
Heather 54
Calluna vulgaris
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Bur-daisy 36
Calotis lappulacea
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Plumeless thistle 55
Carduus acanthoides
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Italian thistle 56
Carduus pycnocephalus
White-stem distaff thistle
Carthamus leucocaulos
13483310224 6d87f123d3 m
Chinese shrub 57
Cassinia arcuata
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Oriental bittersweet 58
Celastrus orbiculatus
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Southern sandbur grass 11
Cenchrus echinatus
Mat sandbur
Cenchrus longispinus
36309 orig
Diffuse knapweed 59
Centaurea diffusa
41737 260 190
Iberian knapweed 60
Centaurea iberica
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Spotted knapweed 24
Centaurea stoebe
42519 orig
Sicilian star thistle 61
Centaurea sulphurea
Squarrose knapweed
Centaurea virgata
Small
Purple mustard 62
Chorispora tenella
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Golden false beardgrass 11
Chrysopogon aciculatus
Small
Japanese thistle 63
Cirsium japonicum
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Yellow-spine thistle 64
Cirsium ochrocentrum
Small
Wavy-leaf thistle 65
Cirsium undulatum
2644970985 f5a2c0be14 m
Old man’s beard 66
Clematis vitalba
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Koster’s curse 67
Clidemia hirta
Small
Ivy gourd 68
Coccinia grandis
Small
New Zealand pampas grass 19
Austroderia richardii
6017389088 a82b4265a5 m
Swamp stonecrop 69
Crassula helmsii
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Common crupina 70
Crupina vulgaris
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Carrotwood 71
Cupaniopsis anacardioides
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Large-seeded dodder 72
Cuscuta indecora
Giant dodder
Cuscuta reflexa
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Chollas 73
Cylindropuntia
Small
Barbwire grass 74
Cymbopogon refractus
265853429 19c353d502 m
Hairy thorn apple 75
Datura wrightii
Small
White yam 76
Dioscorea alata
63954 260 190
Sand rocket 77
Diplotaxis tenuifolia

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