Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems

PIER species listed by scientific name beginning with the letter K

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

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This table lists all species profiled on PIER with the genus beginning with the letter K.  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?
Kalanchoe beharensis   (Crassulaceae) Kalanchoe van-tieghemii Raym.-Hamet herb Yes No
Kalanchoe daigremontiana   (Crassulaceae) Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Raym.-Hamet & H. Perrier) A. Berger herb 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 fedtschenkoi   (Crassulaceae)   herb Yes No
Kalanchoe pinnata   (Crassulaceae) Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Oken; Crassula pinnata L. f. succulent Yes No
Khaya anthotheca   (Meliaceae) Garretia anthotheca Welw.; Khaya nyasica Stapf ex Baker f. tree Yes No
Khaya senegalensis   (Meliaceae) Swietenia senegalensis Desv. tree No No
Koeleria micrathera   (Poaceae) Koeleria kurtzii Hack. ex Kurtz; Leptophyllochloa micrathera (E. Desv.) C.E. Calderón grass Yes Yes
Koelreuteria elegans   (Sapindaceae)   tree Yes No
Kopsia arborea   (Apocynaceae) Kopsia pruniformis Rchb. f. & Zoll. ex Bakh. f. tree Yes No
Kunzea ericoides   (Myrtaceae) Leptospermum ericoides A. Rich. tree Yes No
Kyllinga brevifolia   (Cyperaceae) Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Endl. ex Hassk. sedge Yes No
Kyllinga melanosperma   (Cyperaceae)   sedge Yes No
Kyllinga nemoralis   (Cyperaceae) Cyperus kyllingia Endl.; Kyllinga cephalotes (Jacq.) Druce; Kyllinga monocephala Rottb. sedge Yes No
Kyllinga polyphylla   (Cyperaceae) Cyperus aromaticus (Ridl.) Mattf. & Kuek.; Cyperus aromaticus (Ridl.) Mattf. & Kukenth.; Kyllinga aromatica Ridley sedge Yes No

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