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Progress towards the eradication of Limnocharis flava from Australia

Brooks, S. J., Erbacher, K. and Maher, J. (2022) Progress towards the eradication of Limnocharis flava from Australia. In: 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference, 25 – 29 September 2022, Adelaide, South Australia.



Limnocharis flava (Limnocharis) is an anchored aquatic weed preferring shallow silty tropical habitats. Limnocharis flava was discovered near Kuranda in north Queensland in 2001 and included in the nationally cost-shared National Tropical Weeds Eradication Program when it commenced in late 2003. Small and cultivated L. flava loci have been discovered between Cape Tribulation and Townsville, particularly around the greater Cairns area. In 2021, L. flava was discovered in the Northern Territory as well as in in southeast Queensland. The cultivation of this invasive plant as a garden ornamental or as a vegetable, increases the risk of populations established beyond the current known extent.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:tropics, declaring eradication, aquatic weed, edible
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Modelling
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Biological control
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Eradication and containment
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Weed ecology
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
Live Archive:18 Jan 2023 05:06
Last Modified:06 Feb 2024 05:28

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