Clidemia hirta is a densely-branching shrub that usually grows from 50 – cm tall, often forming impenetrable stands, especially if growing in good soils[. Leaf and flower, Clidemia hirta (Kostner’s curse); opposite leaves (up to 15 cm long x 8 cm wide) have prominent veins and are dark green. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Perennial shrub. Foliage: Glossy, deeply veined leaves are ovate to oblong with crenate leaf margin (leaf edge lined with.

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Clergeau P, Mandon-Dalger I, Physiology and Phenology In Hawaii, flowering and fruiting occurs all year round where there is no dry season and rainfall exceeds mm per year. Platanthera holochila no common name: Countries or multi-country features with distribution records for Clidemia hirta.

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Missouri Botanical Garden, ; Graveson, This species has already caused significant environmental damage in other parts of the world. Or, Login with your user account:.

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 29 3: Plants flower and fruit prolifically throughout the year, except during dry periods.


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Don’t need the entire report? The seeds can remain dormant for up to four years in the soil Smith Undated. However, in parts of the Seychelles, clldemia of exotic C. Their upper surfaces are sparsely covered in hairs, similar to those found on the stems i. The oppositely arranged simple leaves are borne on stalks.

In many parts of the invaded range the species regenerates readily in treefall gaps Ashton et al. Environmental Impact Top of page Under heavy infestations of C.

Clidemia hirta

The leaves are opposite, simple and petiolate. Clidemia hirta Invasion at the Pasoh Forest Reserve: It is bristling with stiff hairs and topped with a ring of 5 threadlike appendages of the calyx. In Reunion, sites with year-round fruiting species such as C.

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawai’i: The flowers also have five sepals, but these are very small, and five distinctive stamens that have clidejia claw-like appearance.

Clidemia hirta (Koster’s curse)

Yet other infestations are thought to be due to spread by pig hunters. PIER, ; Englberger, In the s and s it was accidentally introduced to five other Hawaiian islands Smith, A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.


Journal of Applied Ecology, 1: In its native environment plants are confined to open areas and only become dominant about twelve months after disturbance, such as in slash-and-burn agricultural areas Burkhart Pers.

It competes with native plants in gaps in undisturbed forests and has the potential to alter forest regeneration. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi. Invasive alien species in the Austral Pacific Region: Click on images to enlarge. Forest Ecology and Management, The chromosome number reported for C.

A weed common and abundant in the uncultivated lands and very inconvenient for development with the manual means such as Lantana camara.

The seed coat is highly reticulate.

This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories. An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. Invasive Species Specialist Group. Federal Register77USA: Relations interorganismes dans leur environnement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Describes techniques and goals used in management of species – breeding and cultivation, control etc.

Risk of Introduction Top of page C.