Consolidated List of Environmental Weeds in New Zealand. Howell, C. New Zealand Department of Conservation Research and Development.
Consolidated List of Environmental Weeds in New Zealand. [link]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
Over half of all wild plant species in New Zealand are exotic species, and several lists of those considered to be weeds have been drawn up over the years. To date, however, a comprehensive list that includes all weed species has been lacking. A 'Consolidated List' of environmental weeds in New Zealand has been compiled to improve consistency for what have been loosely referred to as 'DOC weeds'. This list comprises 328 vascular plant species. e ighty-six species that have previously been listed in at least one of the reviewed lists are rejected under the three new criteria used for inclusion. e ighty-three species are listed for the first time. Any type of plant can become weedy, and there are no consistent differences in weediness among plant growth forms. Almost half of all weeds are trees and shrubs. Two-thirds of environmental weeds had been deliberately introduced as ornamental plants. This naturalisation pattern of environmental weeds strongly matches that for the larger set of all naturalised exotic plants. As the rate of new naturalisations shows no indication of abating, it is expected that the 'Consolidated List' will continue to grow.
@book{howellConsolidatedListEnvironmental2008,
  title = {Consolidated List of Environmental Weeds in {{New Zealand}}.},
  author = {Howell, C.},
  date = {2008},
  publisher = {{New Zealand Department of Conservation Research and Development}},
  location = {{Wellington}},
  url = {http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20083244096.html;jsessionid=62F3483D4C06A551C4FAB65618F8985C},
  abstract = {Over half of all wild plant species in New Zealand are exotic species, and several lists of those considered to be weeds have been drawn up over the years. To date, however, a comprehensive list that includes all weed species has been lacking. A 'Consolidated List' of environmental weeds in New Zealand has been compiled to improve consistency for what have been loosely referred to as 'DOC weeds'. This list comprises 328 vascular plant species. e ighty-six species that have previously been listed in at least one of the reviewed lists are rejected under the three new criteria used for inclusion. e ighty-three species are listed for the first time. Any type of plant can become weedy, and there are no consistent differences in weediness among plant growth forms. Almost half of all weeds are trees and shrubs. Two-thirds of environmental weeds had been deliberately introduced as ornamental plants. This naturalisation pattern of environmental weeds strongly matches that for the larger set of all naturalised exotic plants. As the rate of new naturalisations shows no indication of abating, it is expected that the 'Consolidated List' will continue to grow.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-13780184,exotic-plants,list,new-zealand},
  series = {292}
}
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