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

Wallangara Wattle 1
Acacia adunca
Cootamunda wattle 2
Acacia baileyana
western coastal wattle 3
Acacia cyclops
Silver wattle 4
Acacia dealbata
Green wattle 5
Acacia decurrens
Pepper tree wattle 6
Acacia elata
Fringed wattle 7
Acacia fimbriata
Screw pod wattle 8
Acacia implexa
Long-leaved wattle 9
Acacia longifolia
Black wattle 10
Acacia mearnsii
Australian blackwood 11
Acacia melanoxylon
Kangaroo thorn 12
Acacia paradoxa
Pearl acacia 13
Acacia podalyriifolia
Golden wattle 14
Acacia pycnantha
Port Jackson 15
Acacia saligna
Hop wattle 13
Acacia stricta
Chinese maple 16
Acer buergerianum
Ash-leaved maple 17
Acer negundo
Spreading century-plant 18
Agave americana
Crofton weed 11
Ageratina adenophora
Mistflower 19
Ageratina riparia
Invading ageratum 20
Ageratum conyzoides
Mexican ageratum 21
Ageratum houstonianum
Scented agrimony 22
Agrimonia procera
Bent grass
Agrostis castellana
Black bent grass 23
Agrostis gigantea
Creeping bent grass 24
Agrostis stolonifera
Tree-of-heaven 25
Ailanthus altissima
Lebbeck tree 26
Albizia lebbeck
False lebbeck 11
Albizia procera
Water alisma 27
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Marsh foxtail 28
Alopecurus geniculatus
Shell ginger 9
Alpinia zerumbet
Marram grass 15
Ammophila arenaria
Madeira vine 29
Anredera cordifolia
Coral creeper 30
Antigonon leptopus
Moth catcher 31
Araujia sericifera
Coralberry tree 32
Ardisia crenata
Shoebutton ardisia 33
Ardisia elliptica
Dutchman's pipe 35
Aristolochia elegans
Giant reed 36
Arundo donax
Sponge-fruit saltbush
Atriplex lindleyi inflata
Old man saltbush 37
Atriplex nummularia
Pale biddy-biddy 38
Acaena pallida
Puna grass
Stipa brachychaeta
Spear grass
Achnatherum caudatum
Jointed goat grass 39
Aegilops cylindrica
Ovate goat grass 40
Aegilops geniculata
Goat grasses 41
Aegilops
Barb goat grass 42
Aegilops triuncialis
Zigzag joint-vetch 44
Aeschynomene rudis
Mediterranean onion 15
Allium paniculatum
Wild garlic 45
Allium vineale
Giant ragweed 46
Ambrosia trifida
West Indian foxtail grass 47
Andropogon bicornis
Broom-sedge 48
Andropogon virginicus
Pond apple 49
Annona glabra
Chinese mugwort 11
Artemisia verlotiorum
Groundsel bush 51
Baccharis halimifolia
Barberry 52
Berberis glaucocarpa
Bifora
Bifora testiculata
Native willow 54
Callistachys lanceolata
Heather 55
Calluna vulgaris
Bur-daisy 36
Calotis lappulacea
Plumeless thistle 56
Carduus acanthoides
Italian thistle 57
Carduus pycnocephalus
White-stem distaff thistle
Carthamus leucocaulos
Chinese shrub 58
Cassinia arcuata
Oriental bittersweet 59
Celastrus orbiculatus
Southern sandbur grass 11
Cenchrus echinatus
Mat sandbur
Cenchrus longispinus
Diffuse knapweed 60
Centaurea diffusa
Iberian knapweed 61
Centaurea iberica
Spotted knapweed 24
Centaurea stoebe
Sicilian star thistle 62
Centaurea sulphurea
Squarrose knapweed
Centaurea virgata
Purple mustard 63
Chorispora tenella
Golden false beardgrass 11
Chrysopogon aciculatus
Japanese thistle 64
Cirsium japonicum
Yellow-spine thistle 65
Cirsium ochrocentrum
Wavy-leaf thistle 66
Cirsium undulatum
Old man’s beard 67
Clematis vitalba
Koster’s curse 68
Clidemia hirta
Ivy gourd 69
Coccinia grandis
New Zealand pampas grass 19
Austroderia richardii
Swamp stonecrop 70
Crassula helmsii
Common crupina 71
Crupina vulgaris
Carrotwood 72
Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Large-seeded dodder 73
Cuscuta indecora
Giant dodder
Cuscuta reflexa
Chollas 74
Cylindropuntia
Barbwire grass 75
Cymbopogon refractus
Hairy thorn apple 76
Datura wrightii
White yam 77
Dioscorea alata
Sand rocket 78
Diplotaxis tenuifolia

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