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Climber / MistletoeGibasis genticulata

Tahitian Bridal Veil at Belconnen, ACT

Gibasis genticulata at Belconnen, ACT - 5 May 2018

Identification history

Climber / Mistletoe Gibasis genticulata 13 May 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Climber / Mistletoe Gibasis genticulata 7 May 2018 HarleyB

Author's notes

A few nurseries are selling this. Has anyone had experience with this becoming invasive? (Commelinaceae family) Tahitian bridal veil

4 comments

michaelb wrote:
   8 May 2018
See the notes on the following page:
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Gibasis~pellucida
   13 May 2018
Steve we should do a weed risk assessment on this species. Thanks for bringing it to our attention Harley.
Mike wrote:
   13 May 2018
I haven't found the differences between G. genticulata and G. pellucida but both are called Tahitian bridal veil and are listed as hardiness to USDA Zone 9b to -3,8 degrees C and self seeding so could spread in the ACT. They are sometimes listed as Tradescantia genus.
   16 May 2018
Steve Taylor, Geoff Butler and myself did an preliminary weed risk assessment of Tahitian Bridal Veil, and determined that it's weed risk was not high enough to justify banning its sale in the ACT, but is one that we will need to be watchful about. Geoff also made the point that horticulturally it is a pretty poor specimen - so why buy it.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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