Title

Invasion of Indigenous Vegetation in South-West by Leptospemum Laevigatum (Myrtaceae)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Natural Sciences / Centre for Ecosystem Management

RAS ID

1378

Comments

Lam, A., & Van Etten, E. (2002). Invasion of Indigenous Vegetation in South-West by Leptospemum Laevigatum (Myrtaceae). 13th Australian Weeds Conference. Perth, Australia.

Abstract

This is the first detailed study of the environmental weed Leptospermwn laevigatum (Gaertn.) F.Muell. in Western Australia. It is naturalised across the south-west of the State in a variety of soil and vegetation types, primarily in areas with at least 400 mm average annual rainfall. Although it proliferates following major disturbance (clearing, mining), it was found to be spreading into bushland in good condition. Successful control via chainsaw and/or herbicide has been demonstrated, although rapid, large-scale removal can be problematic.

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