The Invasive Woody Weed Ligustrum robustum subsp. walkeri Threatens Native Forests on La Réunion

@article{Lavergne2004TheIW,
  title={The Invasive Woody Weed Ligustrum robustum subsp. walkeri Threatens Native Forests on La R{\'e}union},
  author={Christophe Lavergne and Jean-Claude Rameau and Jacques Figier},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={377-392}
}
One of the last primitive island ecosystems in the Indian Ocean has been invaded since 1969 by the Sri Lankan privet, Ligustrum robustum. L. robustum is still spreading in the forests of La Réunion Island, where only 30% of the original vegetation remains, but where 98% of the primary native vegetation of the Mascarene Islands still exists. On Mauritius, where L. robustum was introduced about 1895, it now forms dense, impenetrable thickets, and its presence has been correlated with the… CONTINUE READING
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