Boneseed management manual: Current management and control options for boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera) in Australia

The control and management options presented in this manual are compiled from current best practice management, a series of boneseed control workshops, reviews by technical experts and previously published information.

Date
1 August 2006
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation NSW
Type
Publication, Manual
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74137-975X
  • ID DEC20060390
  • File PDF 7.8MB
  • Pages 90
  • Name boneseed-management-manual-060390.pdf

Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera) is native to the Cape region of South Africa. Boneseed and the closely related bitou bush (C. monilifera ssp. rotundata) are collectively recognised in Australia as one of the twenty Weeds of National Significance (WONS) because of their invasiveness, potential for spread, and environmental and economic impacts (Thorp & Lynch 2000).

There are four other subspecies of Chrysanthemoides monilifera in South Africa (ssp. canescens, ssp. pisifera, ssp. septentrionalis and ssp. subcanescens), but fortunately they have not been introduced to Australia. The importation of any Chrysanthemoides monilifera subspecies is illegal under Australia’s strict quarantine laws.

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