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Pennisetum polystachion (Poaceae)


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Presented here is summary information about the species Pennisetum polystachion 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, naturalised, noxious weed, weed [for definitions, see the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format.]

Origin (native to where): [no info]



Data sources:

Mitchell, A.A. NAQS Survey weed

Cronk, Q.C.B and Fuller, J.L. (1995). Plant Invaders, The threat to natural ecosystems. Chapman and Hall United Kingdom

Csurhes, S. and Edwards, R. (1998) Potential Environmental Weeds in Australia, Candidate Species For Preventative Control. Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra, ACT.

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.

Flora List for Pohnpei from Christopher Dahl (File creation date 15 Nov 1997) College of Micronesia-FSM Botany 250 (naturalised)

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.)

HortGuard and GrainGuard Initial Threat List Compilations

INTRODUCED FLORA OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. Generation Date: September 17, 2004 4:23 PM. Ian Cowie.

Introduced (Naturalised) Species to the United States [USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. ]

John Hosking, NSW Department of Agriculture, Weed Database 30 April 2003

Komolafe, D.A. (1976). Weed Problems in Tree Crops in Nigeria. PANS 22(2): 250-276

Lonsdale, W.M. (1994) Inviting Trouble: Introduced pastures species in northern Australia. Australian Journal of Ecology. 19, 345-354.

MAF BIOSECURITY AUTHORITY STANDARD. 155.02.05. Importation of Seed for Sowing. 1.5.1 QUARANTINE IMPURITIES. No seed lot will be released for sowing in New Zealand if it contains: * unidentified seed * regulated pests * in excess of 0.1% by weight of soil particles * seed of any of the quarantine weed species listed in the schedule below. 1.5.2 SCHEDULE OF REGULATED (QUARANTINE) WEED SEEDS

MAF. New Zealand Unwanted Organisms List.

Noxious weeds in the US and Canada. This web site provides a searchable database of the noxious weed lists for all U.S. states and six southern provinces of Canada. The database can be searched by plant name, state name, or by clicking on a map. This portion of the INVADERS web site is supported by the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Principal investigators: Dr. Kerri Skinner, University of Nebraska - Kearny, NE Dr. Lincoln Smith, USDA-ARS Western Region Research Center, Albany, CA Peter Rice, University of Montana - Missoula, MT

Parsons, W.T. and Cuthbertson, E.G. (1992). Noxious Weeds of Australia. Inkata Press, Melbourne & Sydney.

Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems. A product of the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER). This table lists all species that are profiled on PIER. It includes those of environmental concern (including those that are probably of threat only to islands with high elevations) as well as agricultural and ruderal weeds. Jim Space, PEIR Co-ordinator.

Plants Naturalised in Hawai'i. Bishop Musem, Oahu. DISCLAIMER: Be it known to all who use this web resource, that this is NOT intended to represent a complete, definitive, or authoritative checklist of the flora and fauna of the Hawaiian Islands. This is a Beta-Test site that makes available online a copy of the taxonomic database currently used by the Bishop Museum Botany collection for its collections databases. Some groups in this list have been thoroughly scrutinized and do, in fact, represent an essentially complete checklist for the Hawaiian Islands. Other groups, however, are NOT complete, and only represent an unverified listing of what happens to be in the Bishop Museum specimen collection database.

Randall, R.P., Mitchell, A.A. & Waterhouse, B.M. (1999) Tropical Weeds Report. Internal Report to Manager of Plant Industry Protection, Dept of Agriculture, Western Australia.

Robertson, M. (2006). Environmental weed management guides for regional Australia. A survey conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management (Weeds CRC) has seen regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies throughout Australia have input into the next series of weed management guides. For the interest of those who responded to the survey, this document is a brief summary of the findings and an update of the project. CRC for Australian Weed Management, Adelaide.

Short, P. (Phil). (1998) Guide to the Weeds of the Northern Territory. Darwin Herbarium

State Noxious Weeds of the USA. - 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.

The Exotic Plants of Southern Florida. Exotic Specifics. The Institute for Regional Conservation George D. Gann and Keith A. Bradley irc@regionalconservation.org 22601 S.W. 152 Ave. Miami, Florida 33170.




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