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Thunbergia laurifolia is a perennial climbing vine native to India and Malaysia. Thunbergia laurifolia is very similar in appearance and habit to Thunbergia grandiflora. Thunbergia laurifolia was introduced to Australia as a garden ornamental but has escaped into native vegetation.
Biosecurity Queensland encourages people report this Class 1 pest plant and take actions to help stop the establishment, prevent the spread, and to control this pest.
|Similar species||Thunbergia annua, Thunbergia grandiflora, Thunbergia fragrans|
|Life cycle||Reproduces vegetatively, when cuttings or fragments of stems and roots take root and send out new shoots.|
|Spread||Root pieces can spread by floodwater.|
The best form of weed control is prevention. Treat weed infestations when they are small - do not allow weeds to establish.
Steps for weed prevention: