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Erigeron bellioides
DC., Asteraceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

English: bellorita, fleabane daisy

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Delicate herbs, spreading by slender stolons 10-15 cm long, ± with reduced leaves; stems 6-15 cm long, the flowering stems erect, ± with very reduced leaves.  Leaves primarily basal, spatulate, 1-3.5 cm long, 0.3-1 cm wide, margins entire or crenulate, abruptly constricted into a winged petiole 1-.25 cm long.  Heads solitary, 1.5-3 (-5) mm in diameter; involucral bracts in 2 series, the inner ones ca. 2 mm long, the outer ones similar but shorter; rays white, ca. 0.3 mm long.  Achenes pale straw-colored, ca. 1 mm long"  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 314).

Habitat/ecology:  In Hawai‘i, "relatively recently naturalized"  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 314).

Propagation:  Seed. It has tiny seeds (achenes) that my be spread by the movement of soil or as a hitchhiker on footwear or on the feet of birds (Nagata, 1995; p. 11).

Native range:  Greater Antilles (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 314).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (US)
Northern Mariana Islands
Rota Island introduced
invasive
Whistler, W. A./Steele, O. (1999) (p. 35)
Federated States of Micronesia
Kosrae Island
Kosrae Island introduced
invasive
Lorence, David H./Flynn, Timothy (2010) (p. 13)
Voucher cited: Lorence 9397 (PTBG)
Naturalized
Federated States of Micronesia
Pohnpei Islands
Pohnpei Island introduced
invasive
Herrera, Katherine/Lorence, David H./Flynn, Timothy/Balick, Michael J. (2010) (p. 73)
Naturalized
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, Marie-Hélène/Oliver, Royce (1979) (p. 288)
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island introduced
invasive
Fosberg, F. R./Falanruw, M. V. C. (1980) (p. 210)
Vouchers cited: Fosberg 46194 (US), Evans 1863 (US), Fosberg 50557 (US), Herbst 5706a (US)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island introduced
invasive
Oppenheimer, Hank L. (2003) (p. 7)
Vouchers cited: Oppenheimer & S. Holt H30116 (BISH, PTBG), F. Starr & K. Martz 010801-9 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island introduced
invasive
Oppenheimer, Hank L. (2004) (p. 21)
Voucher cited: Starr & Starr 020225-1 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Lāna‘i Island introduced
invasive
Oppenheimer, Hank (2008) (p. 24)
Voucher cited: Oppenheimer, Perlman & Tangalin H10712 (BISH, PTBG)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 314)
West Maui
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island introduced
invasive
Oppenheimer, Hank L./Bartlett, R. T. (2000) (p. 2)
East Maui. Vouchers cited: Oppenheimer H99911 (BISH), Oppenheimer & Bartlett H99917 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Moloka‘i Island introduced
invasive
Staples, George W./Imada, Clyde T./Herbst, Derral R. (2003) (pp. 8-9)
Voucher cited: J. Trainer s.n. (BISH 684256)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (pp. 314, 1860)
Voucher cited: Wagner 5392 (BISH)
Marshall Islands
Ralik Chain
Kwajalein (Kuwajleen) Atoll introduced
invasive
Whistler, W. A./Steele, O. (1999) (p. 35)
Vouchers cited: Herbst 9636, Whistler 11200, Whistler 11233
Marshall Islands
Ralik Chain
Kwajalein (Kuwajleen) Atoll   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (1998) (voucher ID: PTBG 44947)
Taxon name on voucher: Erigeron bellioides
Marshall Islands
Ralik Chain
Kwajalein (Kuwajleen) Atoll   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (1998) (voucher ID: PTBG 44987)
Taxon name on voucher: Erigeron bellioides
Marshall Islands
Ratak Chain
Majuro (Mãjro) Atoll introduced
invasive
Vander Velde, Nancy (2003) (p. 70)
Palau
Kayangel Atoll
Kayangel Islet introduced
invasive
Miles, Joel (2015) (p. 2)
ref cites other taxa as "Cultivated," but not this one, so implication is that this taxon was found in a non-cultivated situation (PT@PhilipT.com/20170602)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Angaur (Ngeaur) Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (p. 3)
Voucher: Lorence 9737 (PTBG, BNM, NY, US)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Angaur (Ngeaur) Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2008) (voucher ID: PTBG 29)
Taxon name on voucher: Erigeron bellioides DC.
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (p. 3)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island   Beleu National Museum (Republic of Palau. Koror.) (1991) (voucher ID: BNM 9428)
Taxon name on voucher: Erigeron bellioides DC.
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Kayangel (Ngcheangel) Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (pp. 3, 8)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Koror (Oreor) Island introduced
invasive
Lorence, David H./Flynn, Tim (2010) (p. 22)
Voucher cited: Lorence 8262 (PTBG)
Naturalized
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Koror (Oreor) Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (p. 3)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Koror (Oreor) Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (1998) (voucher ID: PTBG 27940)
Taxon name on voucher: Erigeron bellioides DC.
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Ngercheu Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (pp. 3, 8)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Peleliu (Beliliou) Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (p. 3)
Voucher: Lorence 9763 (PTBG, BNM)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Peleliu (Beliliou) Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2008) (voucher ID: PTBG 55)
Taxon name on voucher: Erigeron bellioides
Palau
Rock Islands (Chelbacheb)
Ngemelis Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (pp. 3, 7)
Aggressively spreading from a single introduction point. Voucher: Lorence 9864 (PTBG, BNM, NY)
Palau
Rock Islands (Chelbacheb)
Ngemelis Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2008) (voucher ID: PTBG 157)
Taxon name on voucher: Erigeron bellioides


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