EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/038

First report of Parthenium hysterophorus in Malaysia

Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae, EPPO Alert List) has been found for the first time in Malaysia, on roadsides in the town of Batang Kali, Selangor state. It was found near Masjid Hulu Yam Baru on the edge of the road Jalan B57 and near the banks of the river Sungai Liam. The plant colonized open places, areas adjacent to the walls of vegetable farms or grew in small bushes. Seeds were observed on plant specimens found.


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