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Common name
austroeupatorium (English)
Synonym
Eupatorium inulifolium , Kunth
Austroeupatorium inulaefolium , (H.B.K.) R. M. King & H. Rob.
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Summary
Austroeupatorium inulifolium is an aggressive species that rapidly colonizes areas cleared for planting new crops, agricultural fields, fallow fields, waste lands and roadsides.
Species Description
Austroeupatorium inulifolium is described as a \"Perennial spreading scrambling shrub 1 to 5 m tall. Stems terete, covered with dense short hairs. Leaves opposite, spear-shaped, 7 to18 cm long, 2.5 to 8 cm wide, pubescent, pale green beneath, abruptly narrowing to a wedge-shaped petiole 0.5 to 3 cm long. Floral heads 2 to 3 mm diam., 5 to 6 mm long, arranged in large terminal corymbs; each head comprising 3 or 4 series of involucral bracts enclosing 10 to15 creamy white florets with corollas 4 to 5 mm long; flowers fragrant. Achenes oblong, angular, to 1.5 mm long, with a whitish pappus 4 mm long\" (Waterhouse & Mitchell 1998, in PIER 2008).
Habitat Description
Savannas, swamps, forest borders, disturbed areas, 100 to 2100 m (Berry et al 1997, in PIER 2008). Disturbed forest, plantations and perennial crops, roadsides. Prefers moist conditions. Near sea level to 2000 m altitude (Waterhouse & Mitchell 1998, in PIER 2008). The recent naturalization of the Neotropical Austroeupatorium inulifolium (Kunth) R. M. King & H. Rob. has been observed at 1300 to 1400 meter altitudes in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan (Hsu Peng & Wang 2006). In Taiwan it can reach two meters tall on open slopes, along road sides or in landslide areas and it is associated with other weedy plants (Hsu Peng & Wang 2006).\n
Reproduction
Flowering period is between September and January in Taiwan (Hsu Peng & Wang 2006).

Principal source:

Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the EU-funded South Atlantic Invasive Species project, coordinated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Review:

Publication date: 2010-08-16

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2017) Species profile: Austroeupatorium inulifolium. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Austroeupatorium+inulifolium on 17-10-2017.

General Impacts
Austroeupatorium inulifolium is listed as an \"agricultural and environmental weed\" in the Global Compendium of Weeds (2008). It is a serious weed in the Philippines where it forms very dense thickets in rubber, tea and rosella plantations, upland rice plantations and in clearings in secondary forest (Waterhouse & Mitchell 1998, in PIER 2008).
Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Austroeupatorium inulifolium
ALIEN RANGE
NATIVE RANGE
  • argentina
  • bolivia
  • brazil
  • colombia
  • ecuador
  • guyana
  • panama
  • paraguay
  • peru
  • uruguay
  • venezuela
Informations on Austroeupatorium inulifolium has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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Impact information
Austroeupatorium inulifolium is listed as an \"agricultural and environmental weed\" in the Global Compendium of Weeds (2008). It is a serious weed in the Philippines where it forms very dense thickets in rubber, tea and rosella plantations, upland rice plantations and in clearings in secondary forest (Waterhouse & Mitchell 1998, in PIER 2008).
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Locations
SAINT HELENA
Mechanism
[1] Competition
[1] Poisoning/Toxicity
Outcomes
[2] Environmental Ecosystem - Habitat
  • [1] Reduction in native biodiversity
  • [1] Habitat degradation
[4] Socio-Economic
  • [1] Damage to agriculture
  • [1] Damage to forestry
  • [1] Reduce/damage livestock and products
  • [1] Human health
Management information
Locations
SAINT HELENA
Management Category
Control
Bibliography
15 references found for Austroeupatorium inulifolium

Managment information
Belton, T., 2008. St Helena Weed Species Assessment. Unpublished report to South Atlantic Invasive Species Project.
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO)., 2006. EPPO Reporting Service No 6 Paris, 2006-06-01
Summary: Available from: http://archives.eppo.org/EPPOReporting/2006/Rse-0606.pdf [Accessed 14 August 2008]
Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW)., 2008. Austroeupatorium inulaefolium (Asteraceae)
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/gcw/species/austroeupatorium_inulaefolium/ [Accessed 14 August 2008]
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
St Helena National Trust Newsletter 7., November 2004
Summary: Available from: http://www.nationaltrust.org.sh/newsletter7.htm [Accessed 14 August 2008]
St. Helena National Trust Newsletter 8., Februray 2005
Summary: Available from: http://www.nationaltrust.org.sh/newsletter8.htm [Accessed 14 August 2008]
Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
General information
Agroforestry, undated. Chapter 4
Summary: Available from: http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/other/4.pdf [Accessed 14 August 2008]
Ashmole, P. & Ashmole, M. 2000. St Helena and Ascension Island: a natural history. Published by Anthony Nelson, Oswestry, Shropshire, UK.
Hsu T. W., C.-I Peng & C.-M. Wang., 2006. Austroeupatorium inulifolium (Kunth) King & Robinson (Asteraceae), a newly naturalized plant in Taiwan. Taiwania .51(1)41-45
Summary: Record of paper:
Available from: http://www.tesri.gov.tw/english/content/paper/paper3.asp [Accessed 14 August 2008]
Lambdon, P. & Darlow, A. 2008. Botanical Survey of Ascension Island and St. Helena. Unpublished report to South Atlantic Invasive Species Project.
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2008. Austroeupatorium inulifolium (Kunth) R. M. King & H. Rob., Asteraceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/Pier/species/austroeupatorium_inulifolium.htm [Accessed 14 August 2008]
UniProt, 2008. Species Austroeupatorium inulifolium
Summary: Taxonomy
Available from: http://www.uniprot.org/taxonomy/103743 [Accessed 14 August 2008]
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