Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems

PIER species listed by scientific name with growth habit = "succulent"

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This table lists all species profiled on PIER with the growth habit = "succulent".  An alphabetical index to all PIER species is also available. 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.  Each species is linked by its scientific name to an individual write-up containing relevant information.

Species are listed in alphabetic order.  You can browse this list or use the "find" function on your web browser to search by scientific name.

Can't find it here?  Check the list of synonyms for other names (the more common synonyms are included below) or search other lists and databases available on the Internet.

Stumped by botanical terms?  Here are links to a brief glossary and a search engine for botanical terms.


Scientific name (+Family) Often-used other Latin names Habit Present on
Pacific Islands?
Primarily a threat
at high elevations?
Acanthocereus tetragonus   (Cactaceae) Acanthocereus pentagonus (L.) Britton & Rose; Acanthocereus pitajaya sensu Croizat; Cactus pentagonus L.; Cactus tetragonus L. succulent Yes No
Agave americana   (Asparagaceae)   succulent Yes No
Agave sisalana   (Asparagaceae)   succulent Yes No
Carpobrotus edulis   (Aizoaceae) Mesembryanthemum edule L. succulent Yes No
Crassula ovata   (Crassulaceae) Cotyledon ovata Mill.; Crassula argentea Thunb.; Crassula portulacea Lam. succulent Yes No
Furcraea foetida   (Asparagaceae) Agave foetida L.; Furcraea gigantea Vent. succulent Yes No
Furcraea hexapetala   (Asparagaceae) Agave cubensis Jacq.; Agave hexapetala Jacq.; Furcraea cubensis (Jacq.) Vent. succulent Yes No
Hylocereus undatus   (Cactaceae) Cereus undatus Haw. succulent Yes No
Kalanchoe delagoensis   (Crassulaceae) Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Schinz; Bryophyllum tubiflorum Harv.; Bryophyllum verticillatum (Scott-Elliot) A. Berger; Kalanchoë tubiflora (Harv.) Raym.-Hamet succulent Yes No
Kalanchoe pinnata   (Crassulaceae) Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Oken; Crassula pinnata L. f. succulent Yes No
Stapelia gigantea   (Apocynaceae)   succulent Yes No

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