Weed Alert List

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The following list of weeds are not currently considered an immediate risk in the Dry Tropics region however they are included because of their highly invasive nature in surrounding areas. These are called alert weed species. If you find or think you’ve found an alert weed appropriate measures will need to be taken to eradicate and prevent dispersal. Please call Biosecurity Queensland immediately on 13 25 23.

Other acacias non-indigenous to Australia
Acacia spp. Other than Acacia niloctica and Acacia farnesiana
Birllantaisia lamium
Senecio madagascariensis
African boxthorn
Lycium ferocissimum
Cabomba spp. Other than caroliniana
Giant bramble
Rubus alceifolius
Anchored water hyacinth
Eichhornia azurea
Camphor laurel
Cinnamomum camphora
Harungana madagascariensis
Alligator weed
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Christ’s thorn
Ziziphus spina-christii
Harrissia cactus
Harrisia spp. (other than H. Martinin, H. Tortuosa and H. Pomanensis syn Cereus pomanensis)
Annual ragweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Cucumber tree
Paramentiera aculeata
Hiptage benghalensis
Badhara bush
Gmelina elliptica
Eurasian water milfoil
Myriophyllum spicatum
Kochia scoparia syn Bassia scoparia
Koster’s curse
Clidemia hirta
Mexican bean tree
Cecropia spp.
Peruvian primrose
Ludwigia peruviana
Pueraria Montana var. Labata syn. P.lobata, P. Triloba
Mikania vine
Mikania spp.
Piper aduncum
Lagarosiphon major
Mimosa pigra
Mimosa pigra
Prickly pear
Opuntia spp. (other than Opuntia monacantha, O. stricta, O. tomentosa)
Lion’s tail
Leonotis nepetifolia
Ageratina riparia
Red sesbania
Sesbania punicea
Madras thorn
Pithecellobium dulce
Mysore thorn
Caesalpinia decapetala
Salvinia spp. (other than Salvinia molesta)
All Prospis spp. and hybrids
Panama rubber
Castilla elastic
Senegal tea
Gymnocoronis splianthoides
Triplaris/mulato tree
Triplaris surinamensis
Venezuelan pokeweed
Phytolacca rivinoides
Water mimosa
Neptunia oleracea and N. plena


Related information

Weed Alert List (part) © NQ Dry Tropics 2011
Weed Alert List (part) from Weed Free Booklet
© NQ Dry Tropics 2011

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