Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems

PIER species listed by scientific name beginning with the letter X

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

index ]  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  all species ]

This table lists all species profiled on PIER with the genus beginning with the letter X.  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?
Xanthium spinosum   (Asteraceae)   herb No No
Xanthium strumarium   (Asteraceae) Xanthium occidentale Bertol.; Xanthium pensylvanicum Wallr.; Xanthium pungens Wallr. herb Yes No
Xanthosoma atrovirens   (Araceae)   herb Yes No
Xanthosoma robustum   (Araceae) Xanthosoma roseum Schott herb Yes No
Xanthosoma sagittifolium   (Araceae) Arum sagittifolium L.; Caladium sagittifolium (L.) Vent. herb Yes No
Xenostegia tridentata   (Convolvulaceae) Convolvulus tridentatus L.; Ipomoea angustifolia Jacq.; Merremia tridentata (L.) Hallier f. vine Yes No

Need more info?  Have questions?  Comments?  Information to contribute?  Contact PIER! (pier@hear.org)
PIER home  ]

This page was last regenerated on 8JUL2017.