Barrier plants in South Africa

L. Henderson
1983 Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation  
It is stated that there is a need both to extend the range of barrier plants available in South Africa, and to replace some much-used exotic species that have become invasive. A literature survey and computerized herbarium search revealed that of the 428 plants recorded as having been used as barriers 62% are exotics. Of these. 26% are naturalized or invasive in one or other part of South Africa. Ideal characteristics for different types of barrier plants have been defined and used as a guide
more » ... d used as a guide in selecting a range of potential barrier plants from the indigenous species available. Lists of recognized barrier plants are given including some species revealed as a result of the present investigation.
doi:10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1221 fatcat:jcrlq6chfjd4xp65lx4wkodkx4