Seedling production by Madeira vine (Anredera cordifolia)

J.T. Swarbrick, Weed Science Consultancy, 15 Katoomba Crescent, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia.


Seedling production by Madeira vine (Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) van Steenis) is described for the first time in Australia, from Toowoomba in south-eastern Queensland. Seedlings have been found both below and away from existing clumps of Madeira vine in a local park on several occasions. The production of seedlings by this serious environmental weed has not previously been recorded in Australia, and may help to explain its dispersal to new sites and areas. The possibility of seed production, dispersal and seed banks in the soil as well as of seedlings should be taken into account during the management of this serious environmental weed.


Plant Protection Quarterly (1999) 14 (1) 38-39.