English Name: Pink Echium – Echium wildpretii
species: Echium pininana X Echium wildpretii – Giant Bugloss X Triffid Plant Hybrid
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Site Page: Australia’s Virtual Herbarium helps unlock the history of invasive species – Atlas of Living Australia
Posted on 26th August 2015 A team of Victorian researchers has analysed data extracted from over three million plant specimens to reconstruct the introduction of invasive plant species into Australia for the first time. Invasive plants are estimated to cost the Australian economy over $4 billion a year through lost production and increased control costs. They have also been linked to the extinction of several endangered species...
Site Page: Species names – Atlas of Living Australia
Learn more about: What is a ‘species name’? How is a species name determined? Can a species name have more than one meaning? Why does a species have more than one name? Where does the ALA get its species names? What is the problem with common names? Why doesn’t the ALA list all the common names for a species? How does the ALA resolve species names, noting that they change over time? How does the ALA treat manuscript or phrase names? What is a ‘species name’? A species (or ‘scientific’) name...
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