Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems

PIER species listed by scientific name beginning with the letter F

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This table lists all species profiled on PIER with the genus beginning with the letter F.  An alphabetical index to all PIER species is also available. Also, the complete alphabetical of all PIER species is available, but it is a large list and may take a while to load on systems with slower internet connections.  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?
Falcataria moluccana   (Fabaceae) Adenanthera falcataria L.; Albizia falcataria (L.) Fosb.; Albizia moluccana Miq.; Paraserianthes falcataria (L.) I. Nielsen tree Yes No
Fallopia convolvulus   (Polygonaceae) Polygonum convolvulus L. herb Yes No
Festuca arundinacea   (Poaceae) Festuca elatior L.; Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.; Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.; Schedonorus phoenix (Scop.) Holub grass Yes No
Festuca rubra   (Poaceae) Festuca richardsonii Hook. grass Yes No
Ficus altissima   (Moraceae) Ficus laccifera Roxb. tree No No
Ficus benghalensis   (Moraceae) Ficus indica L. tree Yes No
Ficus benjamina   (Moraceae) Ficus nitida Thunb. tree Yes No
Ficus carica   (Moraceae)   tree Yes No
Ficus elastica   (Moraceae) Ficus decora hort. tree Yes No
Ficus macrophylla   (Moraceae) Ficus magnolioides Borzí tree Yes No
Ficus microcarpa   (Moraceae)   tree Yes No
Ficus natalensis   (Moraceae)   tree Yes No
Ficus nota   (Moraceae)   tree Yes No
Ficus religiosa   (Moraceae)   tree Yes No
Ficus rubiginosa   (Moraceae)   tree Yes No
Filicium decipiens   (Sapindaceae) Rhus decipiens Wight & Arn. tree Yes No
Fimbristylis aestivalis   (Cyperaceae) Scirpus aestivalis Retz. sedge Yes No
Fimbristylis autumnalis   (Cyperaceae)   sedge Yes No
Fimbristylis littoralis   (Cyperaceae) Fimbristylis miliacea auct. sedge Yes No
Fimbristylis umbellaris   (Cyperaceae) Fimbristylis globulosa (Retz.) Kunth; Scirpus umbellaris Lam. sedge No No
Flacourtia indica   (Salicaceae) Flacourtia ramontchii L'Hér. tree Yes No
Flacourtia jangomas   (Salicaceae) Flacourtia cataphracta Roxb. ex Willd. tree Yes No
Flacourtia rukam   (Salicaceae) Flacourtia euphlebia Merr. tree Yes No
Flaveria trinervia   (Asteraceae) Flaveria australasica Hook.; Oedera trinervia Spreng. herb Yes No
Fleischmannia pratensis   (Asteraceae) Eupatorium pratense Klatt herb Yes No
Flemingia macrophylla   (Fabaceae) Crotalaria macrophylla Willd.; Flemingia congesta Roxb. ex W. T. Aiton; Moghania macrophylla (Willd.) Kuntze tree Yes No
Flemingia strobilifera   (Fabaceae) Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth.; Hedysarum strobiliferum L.; Moghania strobilifera (L.) A. St.-Hil. ex Kuntze shrub Yes No
Fleurya interrupta   (Urticaceae) Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew; Urtica interrupta L. herb Yes No
Flindersia brayleyana   (Rutaceae)   tree Yes No
Flueggea virosa   (Phyllanthaceae) Phyllanthus virosus Roxb. ex Willd.; Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill. shrub Yes No
Foeniculum vulgare   (Apiaceae) Foeniculum dulce Mill. herb Yes No
Fragaria chiloensis   (Rosaceae) Fragaria chiloensis subsp. sandwicensis; Fragaria sandwicensis Decne. herb Yes Yes
Fragaria vesca   (Rosaceae)   herb Yes No
Frangula californica   (Rhamnaceae) Rhamnus californica Eschsch. shrub Yes No
Fraxinus uhdei   (Oleaceae)   tree Yes Yes
Fuchsia arborescens   (Onagraceae)   shrub No Yes
Fuchsia boliviana   (Onagraceae)   tree Yes Yes
Fuchsia magellanica   (Onagraceae)   shrub Yes Yes
Fuchsia paniculata   (Onagraceae)   shrub Yes Yes
Fuirena ciliaris   (Cyperaceae) Scirpus ciliaris L. sedge No No
Fuirena umbellata   (Cyperaceae)   sedge Yes No
Fumaria capreolata   (Papaveraceae)   herb Yes No
Funtumia elastica   (Apocynaceae)   tree 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

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