Trichodesma, sugarcane, Fiji Minimize

 

December 2012. A request for the identification of a weed found in Fiji; it has been discovered recently in sugarcane fields.

It was identified as Trichodesma (Boragainaceae), although the images are not of sufficient quality to be more confident.

PIER has Trichodesma zeylanica listed as an introduced lowland weed of cultivation in Fiji. http://www.hear.org./pier/species/trichodesma_zeylanicum.htm, and there is also a record of T. zeylanicum in the Queensland Herbarium from a cultivated field in the Lautoka area. 

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http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pestnet/message/9435
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http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pestnet/message/9670