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Townsville Weed Species Lists: | to brief notes on control | do not buy these plants |

Occurrence and effects... existing and potential environmental weeds of the Townsville City Council region:
List by Con Lokkers, Earthworks Environmental Services, May 1999
Symbols | Acacia | Eichornia | Opuntia | Solanum |

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Species name

 

Common name

 

Form

Problems caused

(2-observed, 1-potential)

Currentweed status

Distrib.

abund.

status

Occurrence by soil/landform types

(o–occasional, c–common)

sa

ss

m

f

n

w

old

pl

rec

all

wet

lnd

bch

fnt

mgv

sp

bch

rg/s

col

mtn

Eichornia crassipes top

water hyacinth

aquatic

 

2

2

 

 

2

s,P3

1

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

Eucalyptus torelliana1

cadaghi

tree

 

 

 

 

 

1

l

0

 

o

 

 

 

 

o

o

Euphorbia cyathrophora

dwarf poinsettia

herb

 

1

1

 

 

 

l

0

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euphorbia heterophylla

milkweed

herb

 

1

1

 

 

 

l, P3

1

 

c

c

 

 

 

 

 

Gomphrena celosioides

gomphrena

herb

 

1

 

1

 

 

l

0

c

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grewia asiatica

grewia

shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

l

0

 

o

 

 

 

 

c

 

Hymenachne amplexicaulis

hymenachne

grass

2

2

2

1

 

2

s

2

 

o

c

 

 

 

 

 

Hyptis suaveolens

mintweed

herb

 

2

2

2

2

 

m

0

c

c

 

 

 

c

c

 

Ipomea quamoclit

star of bethlehem

vine

1

1

 

 

 

 

l

1

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

o

Jatropha gossypifolia

bellyache bush

shrub

 

1

2

 

 

1

s

2

o

 

 

 

 

o

c

 

Lantana spp

lantana

shrub

2

2

2

2

2

 

s

0

o

c

c

 

 

o

c

c

Leucaena leucocephala1

leucena

shrub/tree

 

2

2

2

 

 

s

2

o

c

 

 

 

c

o

 

Macroptilium atropurpureum

siratro

vine

2

2

2

 

2

 

s

1

o

c

c

 

 

c

c

 

Macroptilium lathyroides

phasey bean

herb

 

1

 

 

 

 

l

0

 

o

 

 

 

 

o

 

Mangifera indica1

mango

tree

 

1

 

 

 

 

l

0

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martynia annua

devils claw

herb

 

 

 

 

1

 

l

0

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melinis repens

red Natal grass

grass

 

1

2

2

 

 

m

0

c

c

 

 

 

c

c

 

Merremia dissecta

 

vine

2

2

 

 

 

 

m

0

 

c

 

 

 

c

 

 

Muntingia calabura1

strawberry tree

tree

 

1

 

 

 

 

l

1

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neonotonia wightii

glycine

vine

2

2

1

 

2

 

m

1

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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