Species distribution modelling:

Exotic plants naturalised in Australia

Alert list species

Species on the "Alert list" were selected because... See XXXXX for more details on the list's origins and on the species.

Index to Alert List species accounts

Scientific name Common name(s) Notes
Acacia catechu Cutch tree
Asystasia gangetica Chinese violet
Barleria prionitis Barleria
Bassia scoparia Kochia
Calluna vulgaris Heather
Chromolaena odorata Siam weed; Chromoleana
Cynoglossum creticum Blue hound's tongue
Cyperus teneristolon Cyperus
Cytisus multiflorus White Spanish broom
Dittrichia viscosa False yellowhead
Equisetum spp Horsetails Models for included species are also available: Equisetum arvense; Equisetum hyemale; Equisetum ramosissimum
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Senegal tea plant
Hieracium aurantiacum Orange hawkweed
Koelreuteria elegans Chinese rain tree
Lachenalia reflexa Yellow soldier
Lagarosiphon major Lagarosiphon; Oxygen weed
Nassella charruana Lobed needle-grass
Nassella hyalina Cane needle-grass
Pelargonium alchemilloides Garden geranium
Pereskia aculeata Leaf cactus
Piptochaetium montevidense Uruguayan rice-grass
Praxelis clematidea Praxelis
Retama raetam White weeping broom
Senecio glastifolius Holly-leaved senecio
Thunbergia laurifolia Laurel clock vine
Tipuana tipu Rosewood; Pride of Bolivia
Trianoptiles solitaria Subterranean Cape sedge
Vachellia karroo Karroo thorn Until a recent taxonomic revision, this species was known as Acacia karroo

The big picture

What do we see when we consolidate SDMs for a large and diverse collection of species? The results so far challenge some preconceived notions of what could happen to weeds under climate change. Perhaps the biggest result is that many of the worst weeds of the later part of the 20th Century will most likely not be as great a threat in the 21st Century. There are many naturalised species "waiting in the wings" ready to emerge as the next greatest threat to sustainable food production and biodiversity conservation. Continued...

Exotic plants naturalised in Australia

With such a large and diverse group to model, there are many ways to present the results. I have used the following groupings because often an exotic naturalised plant species will appear in a number of the groups. Following one of the links below will take you to an index page from which you may access the species accounts for group members.

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