Persicaria chinensis

Family Polygonaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesChinese Knotweed, Red Bush
SynonymsPolygonum chinense L.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)10
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia, Pacific Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands, Indian Ocean Islands, Asia
Habitat types (exotic)Roadsides, Riparian systems, Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Urban areas, gardens and parks
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1990

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 26022121280216
RCP 8.5 2050 24024612120616
RCP 8.5 2070 240244101201016

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information