It is the cache of It is a snapshot of the page. The current page could have changed in the meantime.
Tip: To quickly find your search term on this page, press Ctrl+F or ⌘-F (Mac) and use the find bar.

A List of Alien Plants in the Kruger National Park | Macdonald | Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science
  Search this journal:     Advanced search
Short Communication

A List of Alien Plants in the Kruger National Park

I.A.W. Macdonald, W.P.D. Gertenbach

Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science; Vol 31, No 1 (1988), 137-150. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v31i1.491

Submitted: 21 October 1988
Published:  21 October 1988


The alien vascular plant flora of the Kruger National Park is listed. Annotations cover the invasive status, modes of introduction and dispersal, dates of first recording, ecological impacts and control status of each species. The list comprises 156 species of which 113 are considered invasive within the park. Most of the species have been accidentally introduced to the park. The ecological impacts of 27 species (of which 11 are trees and shrubs) were rated as moderate or high. By 1985 only 10 species are thought to have been eradicated from the park. Most of the invasive species are herbaceous weeds of man-disturbed sites and the eradication of these is generally considered impossible. Most of the important species are dispersed by water and animals. The significance of limiting reinvasion of the park down the rivers flowing into the park, is stressed.

Full Text:  |  PDF (2MB)

Author affiliations

I.A.W. Macdonald, University of Cape Town, South Africa
W.P.D. Gertenbach, Kruger National Park, South Africa


Total abstract views: 1054
Total article views: 1250


No related citations found

Comments on this article

Before posting your comment, please read our policy.
Post a Comment (Login required)

ISSN: 0075-6458 (print) | ISSN: 2071-0791 (online) Follow us on:

All articles published in this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

©2014 AOSIS (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. No unauthorised duplication allowed.

AOSIS OpenJournals | Perfecting Scholarship Online
Postnet Suite #110, Private Bag X19, Durbanville, South Africa, 7551
Tel: 086 1000 381 
Tel: +27 21 975 2602 
Fax: 086 5004 974

Please read the privacy statement.