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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Pictures Top of page Picture Title Caption Copyright Title Spinnosa Caption a achenes from crown subterraneanb achenes from crown above soil surfacec aerial achenes. Title Habit Caption A large E. The adult plant has stems that are round, ribbed and sometimes reddish.

Competition between wheat and two Emex species. Gilbey and Gilbey and Weiss differentiate the species based upon the young seedlings and the shape of achenes. In areas where E. Checklist of the Gibraltar flora.

Although there are no current records of herbicide-resistant Emex plants Heap,other members of the same family have developed resistant biotypes. Aphididaea recent arrival in south-west Australia. The spiny fruits of Emex spinosa and Emex australis distinguish this small genus of only two species eemx RumexFagopyrumand Polygonum.


Herbicidal weed control methods for pastures and natural areas of Hawaii. Similar species Emex australis Steinh.

Other factors such as a potentially lower dispersal capacity of E. Your help is appreciated. Plant Protection Quarterly, 5 3: Weiss also found soil nitrogen levels have no effect on the rate the plants mature with plants starting to produce subterranean achenes at 3. After suitable biological control agents were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands, Emex spp.

Emex spinosa (spiny emex)

However, so as to avoid crop damage, lower rates of application are recommended for use on sandy soils Siwicki, ; Thomson, Summary of Invasiveness Top of page E. Brachycaudus rumexicolens has a widespread distribution within Australia and its predicted distribution range Scott and Yeoh, overlaps with the known distribution range for E. Bulbils the plant does not appear to have bulbils Bulblets replace flowers there are no bulblets where the flowers are located.

Risk of Introduction Top of page There is a high risk of further accidental introduction of E. Campdera was collected from Crete, Greece Siddiqi, On the Hawaiian Islands, E. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Emex spinosa

For details, please check with your state. Growth form the plant is an herb it has self-supporting stems Lifespan the plant lives only a single year or less Parasitism the plant is not parasitic Plant color the leaves or young stems of the plant are green Spines on plant the plant has no spines Underground organs there is a thickened taproot on the plant.


Proceedings of the 9th Australian Weeds Conference, Vector Transmission Biotic E. Within the desert habitats of Israel, Evenari et al.

Jalas and Suominen, Weiss and Simmons studied the effects of photoperiod and temperature on growth spinosaa development in E. Brandbyge, ; Missouri Botanical Garden, Emex spinosa is able to colonize and then persist and even thrive within extremely hostile and unpredictable habitats primarily because of the two types of achenes i.

This species has been found growing with E. New plant records for Bihar from Santhal Pargana.

Emex spinosa – Wikipedia

Utilizing existing natural enemies to enhance the control emeex Emex australis in south-west Australia. Dicamba is registered for the control of E.

Emex species in South Australia.