Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems: Pinta Group

PIER plant species present in the Pinta Group listed by scientific name

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This table lists invasive and potentially invasive plant species profiled by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER) that occur in the Pinta Group. 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.

The information in this table is based on the supporting data and may not represent the current situation. Note also there may be discrepancies among data presented at geographic resolutions (e.g., island vs. island group vs. country-territory-state levels), depending upon the reliability of the data at each level.

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 Primarily a threat
at high elevations?
Acmella sodiroi   (Asteraceae) Spilanthes sodiroi Hieron. herb No
Adenostemma platyphyllum   (Asteraceae)   herb No
Ageratum conyzoides   (Asteraceae)   herb No
Amaranthus hybridus   (Amaranthaceae) Amaranthus incurvatus Timeroy ex Gren. & Godr.; Amaranthus patulus Bertol. herb No
Amaranthus viridis   (Amaranthaceae) Amaranthus gracilis Desf., nom. nud. herb No
Boerhavia erecta   (Nyctaginaceae)   herb No
Bouteloua disticha   (Poaceae) Bouteloua pilosa (Hook. f.) Benth. ex S. Watson; Eutriana pilosa Hook. f.; Leptochloa hirta Nees ex Steud.; Polyodon distichus Kunth grass No
Cleome viscosa   (Cleomaceae) Arivela viscosa (L.) Raf.; Polanisia viscosa DC. herb No
Commelina diffusa   (Commelinaceae)   herb No
Cyclospermum leptophyllum   (Apiaceae) Apium ammi Urb.; Apium leptophyllum (Pers.) F. Muell. ex Benth.; Ciclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Sprague ex Britton & P. Wilson; Pimpinella leptophylla Pers. herb No
Desmodium incanum   (Fabaceae) Desmodium canum (J. F. Gmel.) Schinz & Thell.; Meibomia cana (J. F. Gmel.) S. F. Blake shrub No
Digitaria horizontalis   (Poaceae)   grass No
Eragrostis cilianensis   (Poaceae) Eragrostis major Host; Eragrostis megastachya (Koel.) Lk.; Poa cilianensis All. grass No
Eragrostis ciliaris   (Poaceae) Poa ciliaris L. grass No
Galactia tenuiflora   (Fabaceae) Glycine tenuiflora Klein ex Willd. vine No
Ipomoea nil   (Convolvulaceae) Convolvulus nil L.; Pharbitis limbata Lindl.; Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy vine No
Merremia aegyptia   (Convolvulaceae) Ipomoea aegyptia L. vine No
Paspalum conjugatum   (Poaceae)   grass No
Pectis linifolia   (Asteraceae)   herb No
Physalis angulata   (Solanaceae) Physalis lanceifolia Nees herb No
Portulaca oleracea   (Portulacaceae)   herb No
Prosopis juliflora   (Fabaceae)   tree No
Ruellia blechum   (Acanthaceae) Barleria pyramidata Lam.; Blechum brownei Juss.; Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb.; Ruellia blechum f. puberulum herb No
Solanum americanum   (Solanaceae) Solanum nigrum var. americanum (Mill.) O.E. Schulz herb No
Tribulus cistoides   (Zygophyllaceae)   herb No
Verbena litoralis   (Verbenaceae)   herb No

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