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Starr, Forest, Kim Martz, and Lloyd Loope. 2001. Botanical inventory of Kure Atoll. Prepared for Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (Honolulu). 47 pp. illus.
The primary authors (Starr & Martz) had the opportunity to visit Kure Atoll and inventory the plants during the period of May 21-25, 2001. It had apparently been more than two decades since the last plant inventory had been done, and in the interim, the island had seen major changes, including the ending of three decades of occupation by the Coast Guard, the eradication of rats, and the extensive invasion by non-native plants, most notably, golden crown-beard or Verbesina (Verbesina encelioides). The goals were to inventory the existing plant species on Kure Atoll, to locate any rare native plants, and to locate and collect any new non-native plants.
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