gf1003 at mailserv.uni-giessen.de
Wed Jan 31 05:29:11 EST 1996
The scientific name of Japanese Knotweed is Reynoutria japonica HOUTT.
(some of its synonyms are: Polygonum cuspidatum, Fallopia japonica, ...).
This plant originates from East Asia, and nowadays is widespred in Europe;
its spreading is regarded a great problem by some nature conservationists
and ecologists here.
There is much scientific literature about its spread and control, f.e.:
deWaal et al. (1994): Ecology and management of invasive riverside
Dipl.-Biol. G. Kasperek
Institut für Pflanzenoekologie
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