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Common name
Hypochaeris glabra , auct. non L.
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Hypochaeris radicata is an herbaceous perennial from the Mediterranean region. It has been introduced to the Americas, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Hypochaeris radicata is found in disturbed areas, in pastures and meadows and beside roads and rivers. In the tropics, Hypochaeris radicata prefers higher altitudes. For example, in Hawaii it is found between 1100 and 2800m above sea level. It develops deep roots which are very attractive to wild pigs, who dig up large areas in search of the roots. It is regarded as one of the most invasive alien plants on the island of La Réunion.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)


Publication date: 2010-08-16

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2024) Species profile: Hypochaeris radicata. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Hypochaeris+radicata on 20-04-2024.

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6 references found for Hypochaeris radicata

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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.
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
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. Hypochaeris radicata.- Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from:http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=3df07fdae1ab273a967aaa1d355b8bb6 [Accessed March 2008]
Frenot, Y., Gloaguen, J., Mass�, L., & Lebouvier, M. 2001. Human activities, ecosystem disturbance and plant invasions in subantarctic Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam Islands. Biological Conservation, 101, 33-50.
Summary: Cette article propose une liste des plantes exotiques pour 3 des �les subantarctiques fran�aises. Le r�le pass� et pr�sent des activit�s humaines dans les ph�nom�nes d invasions est discut�.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Hypochaeris radicata L.
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=37794 [Accessed 1 April 2008]
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2007. Hypochoeris radicata
Summary: Available from:http://www.hear.org/pier/species/hypochoeris_radicata.htm [Accessed March 2008]
The following 2 contacts offer information an advice on Hypochaeris radicata
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin
2 rue du P�re Georges Domaine des Colima�ons 97436 SAINT LEU
(33) 02 62 24 92 27
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Office National des For�ts
ONF. Domaine Forestier de la Providence, 97488 Saint Denis cedex
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Recommended citation
(2024). Hypochaeris radicata. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).