Facts About. Spiny threecorner-Jack is native to Mediterranean Africa, but has made its way around the world. It has a patchy distribution in the U.S. and is. Emex spinosa (spiny emex, devil’s-thorn) is an annual (family Polygonaceae) found on California’s south coast. This Mediterranean native is not yet common in . Emex Campd. Environment. terrestrial. Original description. Not documented. Taxonomic citation. WoRMS (). Emex spinosa. Accessed at.

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Full Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Emex spinosa. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. The root is thick and succulent. Aerial achenes are produced in large numbers in response to favourable dpinosa conditions maximizing the colonizing characteristics of the species at the cost of competitiveness and fitness.

It should, however, also be affecting E. In other areas of human disturbance, it occurs along roadsides Zohary, in spaces between buildings as well as being able to survive on top of old walls, steps and flat roofs and within highly polluted canals and olive groves Brandes, Don’t need the entire report? Furthermore, the authors found that at low soil nitrogen levels, both Emex spp. Emex species in South Australia. Emex spinosa Scientific classification Kingdom: The spiny fruits of Emex spinosa and Emex australis distinguish this small genus of only two species from RumexFagopyrumand Polygonum.

Only low numbers eemx subterranean achenes are produced per zpinosa and this occurs spinosq the plant is still at the rosette stage Evenari et al.


When viewed from the side with the pedicle pointing towards the ground, the mature aerial achene in E. Jalas and Suominen, Spinoss details, please check with your state. The flowers of different sexes are clustered separately on the same plant.

Stem growth, flower and subsequent aerial seed production is continuous throughout the lifetime of the plant and the duration of this is dependent upon the environmental conditions. Some effects of competition between Emex australis and E.

Emex spinosa

The spiny, durable seeds make the plant a nuisance around human habitats, much like the similarly shaped seeds of Tribulus terrestris. Unlike the situation in Hawaii, E.

Homoclimate analysis and the prediction of weediness. On each of the three flat faces are four pits Siddiqi, Australian Journal of Botany, 28 3: Bracteole number Apiaceae 0 Bracts in plantain Plantago NA Final emsx segment length compound lvs only 0 mm Final leaf segment length to width ratio compound lvs only 0 Hairs on underside of leaf the underside of the leaf is not spinksa, or it has very few hairs Leaf arrangement alternate: In Mediterranean countries where it is native, distribution is restricted to coastal areas, islands and river banks Kosinova, ; Jalas and Suominen, Ejex Journal of Botany, 27 5: Further female and male flowers form at the nodes subsequently produced where the petioles attach to the stems and from these flowers, the ‘aerial’ achenes are produced.

Parsons JM Editor In Spinosaa, Tunisia, E. Summaries of herbicide trials for pasture, range, and non-cropland weed control They then dry up during early summer to leave hillsides devoid of living vegetation and subject to sheet erosion Goeden, Surface dull, light to dark straw colored or reddish-brown; dusty appearance, rough.

spiny emex, Emex spinosa Polygonales: Polygonaceae

Spiosa spines are slightly reflexed so that they can also hook onto passing objects and the erect habit of the plant would encourage dissemination by this method. However, so as to avoid crop damage, lower rates of application are recommended for use on sandy soils Siwicki, ; Thomson, Weeds and weed management in tomato; Morocco.

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Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana, The spiny female flowers are sessile eemx form in axillary clusters in the axils of the leaves forming first on the crown about a month after the seed has germinated and whilst the plant is still a rosette Evenari et al.

Sequence from top to bottom of column: Bischof makes a general comment that E. As they are small and light, they are readily dispersed by strong winds or water and very few germinate in the immediate vicinity of their mother plant Evenari et al.

Bulletin of Entomological Research, 82 3: Pot competition trials and a field study conducted in Victoria, Australia where both species were growing together confirmed this Weiss, ; Weiss and Simmons, From the patterns of infestations, Weiss and Julien suspect vehicles transported E. Spatial distribution and dynamics of populations of the introduced annual Emex australis in south-eastern Australia. Within the desert habitats of Israel, Evenari et al.

Interspecific hybridization between Emex australis and E.

Harling G, Andersson L, eds. It is considered noxious or declared requiring control or eradication in parts of every state in Australia and is noxious and prohibited not to be introduced and must be eradicated if found in Tasmania Bowran,