By: Clive Bromilow
Extent: 464 pages
Format: 240 x 168 mm (hardcover)
900 + colour photos, distribution maps
Problem plants and alien weeds of Southern Africa covers more than 800 species of problem plants, of which 433 are illustrated and described in the book. The species accounts include a description of each species, their origin, impact on the environment, control measures, distribution map and similar-looking species. More than 900 colour photographs are included for easy identification. Highly informative introductory chapters are included, dealing with topics such as current legislation (including a list of declared invasive spp.), alien invaders vs bush encroachment, biological control measures, chemical control measures and herbicide resistance. This is an indispensable guide for anyone who needs to identify or control troublesome plants in Southern Africa.