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Chromolaena odorata (Triffid Weed, Siam Weed, Paraffin Weed)

Paraffienbos [Afrikaans]; usandanezwe [Zulu]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Eupatorieae > Genus: Chromolaena

A declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa. There is a biological control programme undertaken by the ARC-PPRI in South Africa, which is achieving some successes - see more.

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 210.



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