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    Taxonomic name: Ageratina riparia (Regel) King & H.E. Robins.
    Synonyms: Eupatorium riparium Regel
    Common names: abésouris (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), agératine des rives (French), creeping croftonweed (English), faux orthosiphon (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), jouvence (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), mist flower (English), orthochifon (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), river eupatorium (English), spreading mistflower (English)
    Organism type: herb, shrub
    Ageratina riparia is a popular ornamental plant that has been widely spread from its home region in Central America. It is naturalised in many tropical regions of the world and is invasive in some such as Hawaii, Australia and the islands of the Indian Ocean. It can form dense quasi monospecific stands which crowd out native plants, limiting their regeneration.
    Occurs in:
    agricultural areas, natural forests, planted forests, ruderal/disturbed, urban areas, wetlands
    Geographical range
    Native range: Mexico and Antilles.
    Known introduced range: Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Indian Ocean Islands of La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues (PIER, 2006).
    Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
    Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland