Invasive Alien Plants

National Environmental Management : Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) Categories:

1a   High-priority emerging species requiring compulsory control. All breeding, growing, moving and selling banned

1b  Widespread invasive species that must be controlled by a management programme

2    Invasive species controlled by area. Can be grown only under permit conditions in a demarcated area.  All breeding, growing, moving, selling banned without a permit.

Ornamental and others species that are permitted on a property but may no longer be planted or sold.

 

Botanical Name Common Name NEMBA Category
Acacia mearnsii Black wattle 2
Acacia podalyriifolia Pearl acacia 1b
Ageratum houstonianum Mexican ageratum 1b
Anredera cordifolia Maderia vine 1b
Ardisia crenata Coralberry tree 1b
Callisia repens Creeping inch plant 1b
Callistemon rigidus Stiff-leaved bottlebrush 3
Campuloclinium macrocephalum Pompom weed 1a
Canna indica Indian shot 1b
Cardiospermum grandiflorum Balloon vine 1b
Catharanthus roseus Madagascar periwinkle 3
Cereus jamacara Queen of the Night 1b
Chromolaena odorata Triffid weed 1b
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor tree 1b
Coreopsis lanceolata Tickseed 3
Cortaderia jubata Pampas grass 1a
Cotoneaster franchetii Cotoneaster 1b
Datura ferox Large thorn apple 1b
Duchesnea indica Wild strawberry 1b
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat 3
Eucalyptus grandis Saligna gum 1b
Grevillea robusta Australian silky oak 1b
Hedera helix English ivy 3
Hedychium coccineum Red ginger lily 1b
Hedychium coronarium White ginger lily 1b
Hedychium flavescens Yellow ginger lily 1b
Hedychium gardnerianum Kahili ginger lily 1b
Ipomoea purpurea Morning glory 1b
Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda 1b
Lantana camara Lantana 1b
Lilium formosanum St Joseph’s Lily 1b
Litsea glutinosa Indian laurel 1b
Macfadyena unguiscati Cat’s claw creeper 1b
Melia azedarach Syringa 1b
Mirabilis jalapa Four o’clock 1b
Montanoa hibiscifolia Tree daisy 1b
Nephrolepis exaltata Sword fern 1b
Nerium oleander Oleander 1b
Opuntia spp Prickly pear; cactus 1b
Passiflora edulis Grenadilla 2
Pennisetum purpureum Napier grass 1b
Pereskia aculeata Barbados gooseberry 1b
Pinus patula Patula pine 2
Plecranthus comosus Woolly plectranthus 1b
Psidium guajava and hybrids Guava 2
Rhus succedanea Wax tree 1b
Rubus cuneifolius American bramble 1b
Schefflera actinophylla Australian cabbage tree 1b
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian pepper tree 1b
Solanum mauritianum Bugweed 1b
Spathodea campanulata African flame tree 3
Syngonium spp Arrow-head vines (aka Goosefoot) 1b
Thevetia peruviana Yellow oleander 1b
Tradescantia fluminensis & zebrina Wandering Jew 1b
Triplaris americana Ant tree 1b
Verbena bonariensis Wild verbena 1b