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Imperata cylindrica (Poaceae)


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Presented here is summary information about the species Imperata cylindrica from the Global Compendium of Weeds, and citations of references to this species as a weed. Definitions of terms are available in the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For further information--or to report corrections or concerns--contact webmaster@hear.org.


Synonyms/other Latin names:see GRIN ]

Status(es) (compiled for below "Data sources"): agricultural weed, environmental weed, garden thug, naturalised, noxious weed, sleeper weed, weed [for definitions, see the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format.]

Origin (native to where): [no info]



Data sources:

Actual and Prospective Weeds. Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk Project; http://www.hear.org/pier/ [ online info ]

Importation of Fresh Bananas from the Philippines Technical Information Paper May 2002. BIOSECURITY AUSTRALIA. (Tables 16 & 17 (Weeds))

A list of weed species from various New Zealand references to weeds compiled by P.A.Williams, Landcare Research, New Zealand.

Anon. (1972). Weed Manual. 8th Ed. [2nd revised and extended Edition] Schering AG, Berlin.

Arasi Lawrence Company TM. Weeds of Egypt.

Auld, B.A. and Medd, R.W. (1992) WEEDS, An illustrated botanical guide to the weeds of Australia. Inkata Press, Melbourne. (weed)

Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller (Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.: Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08 (CD version: Nov 2003)

Behrendt, S. and Hanf, M. (1979) Grass Weeds In World Agriculture. BASF Aktiengesellschaft. Ludwigshaten am Rhein, Germany.

Boulos, L., and Nabil el-Hadidi, M (1994). The Weed Flora of Egypt. The American University in Cario press, Cario, Egypt.

Bromilow, C. (1995) Problem Plants of South Africa. Briza Publications, Arcardia, South Africa.

Chris Buddenhagen and Melanie Newfield (pers comm. 2001) A list of potential and actual environmental weeds for New Zealand. Department of Conservation. (environmental weed)

City of Sacramento, Ordinance Number 92-064. An Ordinance relating to Water Conserving Landscape Reqirements. To save water by the appropriate use of water conserving plants. (November 1992.)

Common Weeds of Vanuatu (with comments on its impacts and control)

Conabio Programa de especies invasoras Especies invasoras plantas (Mexico)

Darrow, R.A. Erickson, L.C. Holstrum, J.T.Jnr., Miller, J.F., Scudder, W.F. and Williams, J.L. Jnr. (1966) Report of the Terminology Committee, Standardized Names of Weeds. WSSA (14), 346-386. Weed Science Society of America.

Databases. List of Weed Species with links to more data. FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Dr. David Patterson Weed Specialist North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Protection Section email: David_Patterson@mail.agr.state.nc.us

Faith T. Campbell; American Lands Alliance; Worst Invasive Plant Species in the conterminous United States: weed

Federal Noxious Weed List of the United States. - State and Federal Composite List of All U.S. Noxious Weeds. USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Germplasm Resources Information Network G.R.I.N. GRIN

Global Invasive Species Database was developed by the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). Results of a search for all Plantae Kingdom.

Harada, J., Paisooksantivantana, Y. and Zungsontiporn, S. (1987). Weeds in the Higlands of Northern Thailand. Project Manual No. 3. National Weed Science Research Institute Project. (also available as a web site Weeds in the Highlands of Northern Thailand. Botany and Weed Science Division of the Thai Department of Agriculture.)

Harada, J., Shibayama, H. and Morita, H. (1996). Weeds in the Tropics. Association for International Cooperation of Agriculture and Forestry, Japan.

Holm, L. G., Pancho, J. V., Herberger, J. P. and Plucknett, D. L. (1979). A Geographical Atlas of World Weeds. John Wiley and Sons NewYork, USA (weed)

Holm, L.G., Plucknett, D.L., Pancho, J.V. and Herberger, J.P. (1977). The World's Worst Weeds. Distribution and Biology. University Press of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii.

Florida Weeds, Florida Agricultural Retrieval Information System, FAIRS. University of Florida




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