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German wasp | Vespula germanica

German wasp

Vespula germanica

Coral bush | Ardisia crenata

Coral bush

Ardisia crenata

Purple loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Pom pom weed | Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Pom pom weed

Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Canarybird bush | Crotalaria agatiflora

Canarybird bush

Crotalaria agatiflora

Peanut butter cassia | Senna didymobotrya

Peanut butter cassia

Senna didymobotrya

Rubber vine | Cryptostegia grandiflora

Rubber vine

Cryptostegia grandiflora

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Evergreen tree up to 10m high with hairy, slightly angular branchlets. Light green, thick leaves that are hairy below. White flowers in groups of 1-3 from October to December. Does not bear fruit. Invades : Roadsides, waste areas

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A shrub or small tree growing up to 4m high with rounded, densely leafy crown and arching branches. Green leaves with yellow margins and leaflets in 4-5 pairs. Bright yellow flowers are prevalent throughout the year. It has brown pods that are straight to slightly curved.

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The European elder is a deciduous shrub or small tree reaching 6m tall. Tiny, white, scented flowers appear in a flat-topped cluster in late spring to summer.  The flowers are hermaphroditic (have both male and female parts).

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Spreading tree to 15m high with smooth bark that doesn’t have a peeling appearance with bipinnate green leaves. Whitish or yellow flowers in terminal panicles appear from November to March. Light to dark brown, shiny, rattling pods with raised bumps. Poisonous and invades river banks and subtropical coastal bush.

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The fringed wattle is a small tree or shrub that grows up to 7m high. The leaves are undivided, very narrow with a prominent midvein, straight or slightly curved. The leaf margins and branchlets are usually fringed with hairs. It flowers during winter and spring, and pods mature during November-December .

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General News Updates

2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasio…


This is your invitation to South Africa's 2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasions. The convention is hosted by the Centre for Invasion Biology (CIB), University of Stellenbosch, and the Biolo... Read more

2019 Invasive Species Training


During the past five years (2014-2018), ISSA invasive species trainers have trained 4 000 in the identification of invasive species and laws pertaining to invasive species across South Africa.  ... Read more

Alien Grass Working Group


Who are we? The South African National Alien Grass Working Group was jointly initiated by the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Centre for Excellence in Invasion Biology (C·I·B) in... Read more

Permits for planting indigenous Cynodon?


On 16 February, 2018, South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs issued amendments to the regulations and lists relating to the National List of Invasive Species.  Updates to the draft&n... Read more

Invasive species training 2018 dates released


Interested in invasive species?  How much do you know about NEMBA invasive species compliance for landowners and organs of state? The South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) have released... Read more

Communications post for Africa advertised


The Nature Conservancy has advertised a brand new post:  Communications Manager, Africa Region. Knowledge of invasive species and water would be an asset in this post. See details below:    Job Titl... Read more