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Table 1 Examples of biological control programmes against aquatic and terrestrial invasive alien plants

From: Would the control of invasive alien plants reduce malaria transmission? A review

Plant species Family Country/Region of control Reference
Aquatic invasive plant target
Pistia stratiodes L. Araceae USA; Africa [165, 166]
Azolla filiculoides Lamarck Salviniaceae South Africa; Europe [167, 168]
Salvinia molesta D. Mitch Salviniaceae Global [169]
Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. Haloragaceae South Africa [166, 170]
Alternanthera philoxeroides Griseb. Amaranthaceae Australia; New Zealand; Thailand; USA [171]
Terrestrial invasive plant target
Prosopis spp. Fabaceae Australia [172, 173]
Acacia spp. Fabaceae South Africa [174]
Parthenium hysterophorus L. Asteraceae Australia [175]
Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) R.M. King & H. Rob Asteraceae USA (Hawaii) [159]
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. Asteraceae Ghana; Indonesia; Marianas; USA (Guam) [159]