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Muehlenbeckia platyclados (ribbonbush)

Synonyms: Calacinum platycladum; Coccoloba platyclada; Homalocladium platycladum; Polygonum platycladum; Sarcogonum platycladum

Wikipedia Abstract

Homalocladium platycladum (centipede plant, tapeworm plant, or ribbonbush) is a plant in the knotweed family from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It is the sole species in the genus Homalocladium.This plant had been naturalized also in other tropical regions, as Puerto Rico, India, Bolivia, Madagascar, Nicaragua and PakistanIt is also known by the name Muehlenbeckia platyclada
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Shrub

Predators

Acutaspis aliena (Alien Scale)[3]
Ceroplastes sinensis (hard wax scale)[3]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[3]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[3]
Pulvinaria ficus[3]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[3]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[3]

Distribution

Caribbean;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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