Pereskia aculeata

Pereskia aculeata

Observation - Pereskia aculeata - Southern Africa. Description: This spiny creeper is highly invasive on the south coast of KZN. When it invades indigenous forest it poses a huge threat as it climbs to the top of the canopy and is difficult to eradicate without significant damage to the host forest. It grows easily fr

This spiny creeper is highly invasive on the south coast of KZN. When it invades indigenous forest it poses a huge threat as it climbs to the top of the canopy and is difficult to eradicate without significant damage to the host forest. It grows easily from pieces of stem or leaves, compounding the difficulty or eradication efforts.