Monkey's comb (Pithecoctenium crucigerum)

Also known as: white trumpet vine

Profile

Impact

Monkey's comb infestations will quickly out-compete and smother other species. 

Spread

Infestations in Australia do not produced seed.

Description

Monkey’s comb or white trumpet vine is an aggressive woody climber with heart shaped leaves. 

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Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Monkey's comb (Pithecoctenium crucigerum).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 published in the NSW Government Gazette, detailing weeds declared noxious in New South Wales, Australia, under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. The Order lists the weed names, the control class and the control requirements for each species declared in a Local Control Authority area.

Area Class Legal requirements
Lane Cove 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Reviewed 2014