EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/176

Distribution of Parthenium hysterophorus in the Peshawar Valley in Pakistan

Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae, EPPO Alert List) is considered to have been introduced into Pakistan in the 1980s from India. The species has recently been reported in Islamabad, and is becoming a weed in the Peshawar Valley, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces of Pakistan. The species is spreading rapidly along roadsides, into agricultural fields and in wastelands.


Khan H, Hassan G ; Khan A (2011) Prevalence and distribution of Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) weed in Peshawar Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan. In: Bohren C, Bertossa M, Schönenberger N, Rossinelli M, Conedera M. (ed) 3rd International Symposium of Environmental Weeds and Invasive Plants. Abstracts. October 2 to 7 2011. Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland.
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Birmensdorf, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.