Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems

PIER plant species present on Aulupse‘el (Ulebsechel) Island listed by scientific name

A product of the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER)

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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 on Aulupse‘el (Ulebsechel) 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.

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?
Alysicarpus vaginalis   (Fabaceae) Alysicarpus nummularifolius auct.; Hedysarum vaginale L. herb No
Averrhoa bilimbi   (Oxalidaceae)   tree No
Cheilocostus speciosus   (Costaceae) Banksea speciosa J. Koenig; Costus sericeus Blume; Costus speciosus (J. Koenig) Sm.; Costus speciosus var. sericeus (Blume) K. Schum. herb No
Clerodendrum speciosissimum   (Lamiaceae) Clerodendrum blumeanum Schauer; Clerodendrum buchananii var. fallax (Roxburgh) Walpers; Clerodendrum fallax Lindl. shrub No
Dioscorea bulbifera   (Dioscoreaceae) Dioscorea latifolia Benth. vine No
Echinochloa colona   (Poaceae) Panicum colonum L. grass No
Emilia sonchifolia   (Asteraceae) Emilia javanica (Burm. f.) C. B. Rob. herb No
Flacourtia rukam   (Salicaceae) Flacourtia euphlebia Merr. tree No
Hemigraphis reptans   (Acanthaceae) Strobilanthes reptans (G. Forst.) Moylan ex Y.F. Deng & J.R.I. Wood herb No
Imperata conferta   (Poaceae) Imperata exaltata auct.; Saccharum confertum J. Presl grass No
Ischaemum polystachyum   (Poaceae) Ischaemum digitatum Brongn. grass No
Lygodium microphyllum   (Lygodiaceae) Lygodium scandens auct.; Ugena microphylla Cav. fern No
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis   (Verbenaceae)   herb No
Syzygium cumini   (Myrtaceae) Eugenia cumini (L.) Druce tree No

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