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Miconia

Miconia (Miconia spp.) is declared noxious in the Illawarra District Weeds Authority control area (including Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong council areas).

The weed control class is 1. This means that:


“The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant”.

Description: Aggressive shrubs and trees native to tropical America. They have large attractive foliage with leaves up often 60-70 cm long. Most species reproduce from seed which is enclosed in small black fruit. They produce hundreds of berries in clusters. They are spread many kilometres by birds.

Problem: Potential to cause irreversible damage to rainforests. Very invasive. Can form dense thickets in rainforest understoreys.

Control: Must be reported to the Local Control Authority. Seek their advice.

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