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Invasive alien woody plants of the southern and southwestern Cape region, South Africa

L. Henderson
Bothalia | Vol 28, No 1 | a624 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v28i1.624 | © 1998 L. Henderson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 October 1998 | Published: 02 October 1998

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L. Henderson, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

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The frequency and abundance of invasive alien plants were recorded along roadsides and at watercourse crossings in 82.9% (145/175) of the quarter degree squares in the study area (3I-35°S, 17-25°E and covering ± 90 000 km:). The sur­vey yielded 102 species of which the most prominent (in order of prominence) in roadside and veld (natural and modified) habitats were: Acacia cyclops, A. saligna and A. mearnsii The most prominent species (in order of prominence) in stream- bank habitats were: A. mearnsii, A. saligna and Populus x canescens.


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