RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Invasive plants of Texas

[last update 3 Feb 2011]


       Recent literature on invasive non-native species reported for Texas.  For comments and documentation, see “Non-native species naturalized in Texas: Reported since 1970”



Nesom, G.L.  2011.  New state records for Citrullus, Cucumis, and Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) outside of cultivation in the USA.  Phytoneuron 2011-1: 1–7. 


Nesom, G.L.  2010.  Overview of Liriope and Ophiopogon (Ruscaceae) naturalized and commonly cultivated in the USA.  Phytoneuron 2010-56: 1–31.


Singhurst, J.R. and W.C. Holmes.  2010.  Comments on Buddleja lindleyana (Buddlejaceae) in Texas.  Phytoneuron 2010-42: 1–2.


Singhurst, J.R. and W.C. Holmes.  2010.  Carissa macrocarpa (Apocynaceae ): New to the Texas flora.  Phytoneuron 2010-19: 1–3. 



Old literature newly added:

Wilson, H.  1993.  Free-living Cucurbita pepo in the United States: Viral resistance, gene flow, and risk assessment.  Report prepared for USDA APHIS BBEP Biotechnology Coord.  <>


de Aquino Assis, J.G., M.A. de Queiroz, S.M. Campos de Araϊjo, G. Bandel, and P.S. Martins.  2000.  Implications of the introgression between Citrullus colocynthis and C. lanatus characters in the taxonomy, evolutionary dynamics and breeding of watermelon.  Plant Genet. Resour. Newsl. 121: 15–19.


Smith, D.T. and A.W. Cooley.  1973.  Wild watermelon emergence and control.  Weed Sci. 21: 570–573.    


Carter, R., C.M. Allen, and P. and D.P Lewis.  2009.  Cyperus pilosus (Cyperaceae) new to the flora of Texas.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3: 457–459.


Hatch, S.L.  2010.  Urochloa subquadriparia (Poaceae: Paniceae) new to Texas and a key to Urochloa of Texas.  Phytoneuron 2010-8: 1-4.  <>


Nesom, G.L.  2010.  First report of Euonymus fortunei (Celastraceae) naturalized in Texas.  Phytoneuron 2010-1: 1-4.  <>


Nesom, G.L.  2010.  Pyracantha species (Rosaceae) naturalized in Texas and the southeastern United States.  Phytoneuron 2010-2: 1–6.  < >


Nesom, G.L.  2010.  Notes on Leucojum aestivum and Narcissus jonquilla (Amaryllidaceae) naturalized in Texas.  Phytoneuron 2010-9: 1–6.  < >


Nesom, G. L.  2010.  Taxonomic notes on Verbena bonariensis (Verbenaceae) and related species in the USA.  Phytoneuron 2010-12: 1–16.  <>


Singhurst, J.R., J.N. Mink, and W.C. Holmes.  2010.  New and noteworthy plants of Texas.  Phytologia 92: 249–255.  [Tradescantia fluminensis and Saccharum ravennae are newly discovered non-natives]


Singhurst, J.R. and W.C. Holmes.  2010.  Lilium lancifolium (Liliaceae): New to Texas.  Phytologia 92: 56–58. 


Turner, B.L. and J. Williams.  2010.  Heliotropium procumbens (Boraginaceae): native or adventive in the USA?  Phytologia 92: 151–155.  [The authors conclude that it is native]


Williams, J.K.  2010.  Additions to the alien vascular flora of Mexico, with comments on the shared species of Texas, Mexico, and Belize.  2010-3: 1–7.   <>



Hatch, S.L., M.A. Tomas, and S.R. Archer.  2009.  Bouteloua curtipendula var. tenuis (Poaceae: Cynodonteae), new to Texas and the United States and a key to B. curtipendula varieties.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3: 965–967. 


Nesom, G.L.  2009.  Assessment of invasiveness and ecological impact in non-native plants of Texas.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3: 971–991.   PDF


Nesom, G.L.  2009.  Notes on non-native Asteraceae in Texas.  Phytologia 91: 325–332.  PDF


Nesom, G.L.  2009.  Taxonomic overview of Ligustrum (Oleaceae) naturalized in the United States.  Phytologia 91: 467–482.   PDF


Patterson, T.F. and G.L. Nesom.  2009.  Cryptostegia grandiflora (Asclepiadaceae), a new non-native weed for Texas.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3: 461–463. 


Richardson, A. and W.K. King.  2009.  Tournefortia hirsutissima (Boraginaceae) new to the flora of Texas.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3: 465–467. 


Singhurst, J.R., K.M. Fleming, R. Loper, V. Privett, and W.C. Holmes.  2009.  Romulea rosa (Iridaceae): Adventive in Texas.  Phytologia 91: 73–75. 




Nesom, G.L.  2008.  Ranunculus ficaria (Ranunculaceae) naturalized in Texas.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2:741–742.  PDF


Nesom, G.L.  2008.  Photinia serrulatifolia (Rosaceae) naturalized in Texas.  Phytologia 90: 375–377.  PDF


Lipscomb, B.L. and G.L. Nesom.  2007.  Galium parisiense (Rubiaceae) new for Texas, and notes on its taxonomy.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1:1237–1300.  PDF


Nesom, G.L.  2004.  Notes on the distribution of Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae).  Sida 21:463–464.