Common Invasive Alien Plants of Peninsular India
Authors: R. S. Reshnu Raj, A. P. Madhavan, T. R. Shankar Raman, Divya Mudappa, Anita Varghese, Ankila J. Hiremath
Illustrator: Ravi Jambhekar
Guests Who Never Left is the first book to describe some of the most invasive alien plant species introduced from other countries into India. These 50 species, including climbers, herbs, shrubs, and trees, have proliferated across Peninsular India causing negative ecological and economic impacts. With striking illustrations, the book introduces each species and their impacts, describing the challenges and approaches to control their spread. The book is a must-read for gardeners and horticulturists, farmers and foresters, managers and researchers, and anyone connected with conservation and ecological restoration of India’s beautiful, diverse, and threatened ecosystems.