This table lists invasive and potentially invasive plant species profiled by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER) that occur on Vatulele Island. 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.
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|Scientific name (+Family)||Often-used other Latin names||Habit||
Primarily a threat
at high elevations?
|Chrysopogon aciculatus (Poaceae)||Andropogon acicularis Retz. ex Roem. & Schult.; Andropogon aciculatus Retz.; Rhaphis acicularis (Retz. ex Roem. & Schult.) Desv.; Rhaphis aciculata (Retz.) Honda||grass||No|
|Desmodium heterophyllum (Fabaceae)||Hedysarum heterophyllum Willd.; Meibomia heterophylla (Willd.) Kuntze||herb||No|
|Desmodium triflorum (Fabaceae)||Meibomia triflora (L.) Kuntze||herb||No|
|Echinochloa colona (Poaceae)||Panicum colonum L.||grass||No|
|Oplismenus compositus (Poaceae)||Panicum compositum L.||grass||No|
|Oplismenus hirtellus (Poaceae)||Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. setarius (Lam.) Mez ex Ekman; Oplismenus setarius (Lam.) Roem. & Schult.||grass||No|
|Suriana maritima (Surianaceae)||(no species-level synonyms found)||shrub/tree||No|