Sisymbrium thellungii

Family Brassicaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAfrican Turnip Weed, African Turnip-weed, African Turnipweed
SynonymsBrassica brachypoda Thell.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyInformation unavailable
Maximum height (m)0.6
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeSouthern Africa
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Dry sclerophyll forest, Floodplains, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1850

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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