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The first report of invasion of Singapore Daisy into Nepal

Publication Date
Wed, 05 Oct 2022, 14:24
Last Updated
Oct. 5, 2022, 2:24 p.m.
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Pest Id
Sphagneticola trilobata - (WEDTR)
Report Status
Widely adapted to the riverbeds, irrigation canals and around the waterbodies. Grows and covers the canopy of indigenous plants and replaces them.
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and not under official control
Geographical Distribution
Limited distribution (around 15 square kilometers in the riverbeds of the Jhikhu Khola of Panchkhal Municipality of Kavrepalanchowk District.

The invasive weed of sunflower family is a perennial weed which covers the land as a bedding. The fragments of stem have potential for propagation. The weed has wide adaptation and generally grows around the riverbeds, irrigation canals and waterbodies and barren land. It covers all the vegetation and replaces the indigenous plants.The pest was first reported by the scientists of the Central Department of Botany under Tribhuwan University in 2020.

Displacement of the indigenous species.
Contact for info
Sabitri Baral, Chief, PQPMC and IPPC/APPPC Official Contact Point Phone: +97715553798/5535844/5010111 Mobile: +0779841355908 Email: [email protected]/[email protected] Dr. Bharat Babu Shrestha, Professor, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur Phone: +97714331322 Mobile: +9779841241484 Email: [email protected]
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