Recent discovery of small naturalised populations of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake in South Africa




The discovery of a naturalised population of Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Africa in 2009 prompted an evaluation of the species’ distribution across South Africa. We found records at seven localities in two of the nine provinces of South Africa, with naturalised populations at two sites. An additional herbarium record from Mozambique suggests that this global invader is present at other sites within the sub-region, and so while the extirpation of populations in South Africa is recommended and looks feasible, further work is required to determine the status and evaluate whether eradication from the sub-region as a whole is possible.


BioInvasions Records


BioInvasions Records (2015) Volume 4, Issue 1: 53–59 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/bir.2015.4.1.09




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- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Florestal


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Gênero e Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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