Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Flemingia strobilifera (L.) Ait. & Ait. f.
Synonyms: Hedysarum strobiliferum L. , Moghania strobilifera (L.) St.-Hil. ex Kuntze
Common names: Dona-Maria (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), luck plant, sainfoin du Bengale (French), wildhops (English), zeb sèk (French-Guadeloupe), zeb sèk (Martinique)
Organism type: shrub
Flemingia strobilifera is a shrub of the family Fabaceae which grows up to 2 meters high. Grown as an ornamental, the species can become invasive mainly in disturbed areas. It is capable of forming dense stands that compete with native vegetation.
agricultural areas, ruderal/disturbed
Native range: Asia and Malaysia.
Known introduced range: Cook Islands, Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, New Caledonia, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, La Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Caribbean islands (PIER, 2006; Fournet, 2000).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008