Clidemia hirta is a densely-branching shrub that usually grows from 50 – cm tall, often forming impenetrable stands, especially if growing in good soils[. Leaf and flower, Clidemia hirta (Kostner’s curse); opposite leaves (up to 15 cm long x 8 cm wide) have prominent veins and are dark green. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Perennial shrub. Foliage: Glossy, deeply veined leaves are ovate to oblong with crenate leaf margin (leaf edge lined with.

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Clidemia is in the Melastomataceae and somewhat similar ecologically to miconia. Federal Register77USA: Chemical control does not appear to be practical in Hawaii’s native ecosystems, particularly those difficult to access Smith Undated.

If prevention is no longer possible, it is best to treat the weed infestations when they are small to prevent them from establishing early detection and rapid response.

Clidemia hirta

Each flower is borne on a very short stalk and has five white, or occasionally pale pinkish, petals. Wester and Wood, Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Relationships between alien plants and an alien bird species on Reunion Island.

Uses and Management Uses and Management Management. Staphidium benthamianum Naudin Staphidium elegans Aubl. The following 7 contacts offer information an advice on Clidemia hirta. Retrieved from ” https: Wee YC, Corlett R, In areas where a dry season occurs flowering ceases. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 29 3: Equality of opposite leaves. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.


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Title Flowers, fruit and leaves Caption Clidemia hirta Koster’s curse ; flowers, fruit and leaves. Sheep will not eat the plant, and the tannin inside the fruits is poisonous to goats. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Ecology, synonyms, common names, distributions Pacific as well as globalmanagement and impact information.

The leaves also have a somewhat wrinkled appearance and five distinct veins that run in an almost parallel fashion from the leaf bases to their tips. Indian Journal of Forestry, 23 4: It is also not yet present in many countries and islands with suitable climates, thus the risks for further accidental introduction remain high. Comm, in Smith Undated.

Anon, ; Missouri Botanical Garden, The flowers also have clidemi sepals, but these are very small, and five distinctive stamens that have a claw-like appearance. Includes cues, strategies, restraints, rates. These fruit are also covered in stiff spreading hairs, especially when they are young.

A clidemis spot fungus, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Federal Register78USA: The declared noxious weeds of Fiji and their control, 3rd edn.

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It is a potential weed of wetter pastures, open grasslands, plantations, roadsides, wetter open hira, riparian zones banks of watercoursesforest margins and rainforests.

The syrup has a beautiful indigo blue color and may be used to enhance and remove the bitterness of teas such as yerba mate.

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Clidemia hirta – Useful Tropical Plants

Republique Federale Islamique des Comores. Economic Impact Top of page C. US Fish and Wildlife Service, In order to keep the weed out of an area the primary management objective should be to minimize and prevent disturbance Clidekia Undated.

Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage free Soil reaction acid neutral very acid Soil texture heavy medium. The petiole, 1 to 2. Several gaps were searched but no C.

This species, very shade tolerant emerged in the s in the rainforests of low altitude of Southeast Reunion and in the vanilla plantations at the same time with Pycnonotus jocosus Bulbulwhich is the main disseminator. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 10 5: Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives.

Journal of Biogeography, 30 2: Smithsonian Contributions to Botany,