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Abutilon grandifolium
(Malvaceae)

 
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HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING

A message from Dr. David Duffy, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), University of Hawaii (posted 05 November 2012):

Because of a lack of funds, HEAR (www.hear.org) may close as soon as December 15, although there may be enough funds to extend it until February 15. This will mean several things. The web site will be placed on a new server although it is not clear who will pay for the server or for transitioning the site. HEAR data will not be updated. The Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) (http://www.hear.org/pier/abtproj.htm) site will also become frozen, as will numerous books, reports and papers (http://www.hear.org/). As software evolves we will likely lose the ability to access the data. The various list servers will need new owners, otherwise moderated lists will cease to function altogether, while other lists will not be able to add or delete members. The photo collection (http://www.hear.org/starr/images/?o=plants) will remain accessible, but only through a third party site that will charge for access.

I should point out that we have already lost the original homes of both the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) and Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) although they have found temporary refuges. Together with HEAR, they represent the corporate memory both here in Hawaii and across the Pacific of efforts to sustain our natural ecosystems and agriculture against problems caused by species alien to the islands. HEAR also serves as the glue that holds the community together, providing information and facilitating communication. I just hope hindsight is kind to this decision.

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Species description or overview

Abutilon grandifolium information from PIER
Information on Abutilon grandifolium as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Abutilon grandifolium
Nomenclatural information about Abutilon grandifolium is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Abutilon grandifolium information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abutilon grandifolium--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Abutilon grandifolium information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Abutilon grandifolium, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Abutilon grandifolium
Nomenclatural information about Abutilon grandifolium is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Abutilon grandifolium (Malvaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Abutilon grandifolium as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Abutilon grandifolium weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Abutilon grandifolium for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Summaries of herbicide trials for pasture, range, and non-cropland weed control -1999 View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Herbicide trials compare herbicides and methods of application on a variety of weedy species in Hawaii (University of Hawaii).


Images

Images of Abutilon grandifolium (Malvaceae) (hairy abutilon)
Links to high-resolution free images of Abutilon grandifolium (Malvaceae) (hairy abutilon) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Abutilon grandifolium information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abutilon grandifolium in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Abutilon grandifolium images from PIER
Images of Abutilon grandifolium provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Abutilon grandifolium information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abutilon grandifolium in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Abutilon grandifolium information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abutilon grandifolium--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Where to see this species

Kahoolawe (Kanaloa): natural areas of Hawaii
Forest and Kim Starr provide information about the island of Kahoolawe as a natural area in Hawaii. Links to additional resources are provided, as well as links to images of plant species found on Kahoolawe.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Wood K. 2006. Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Botanical survey of Midway Atoll
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll. In: 1995-1999 Baseline Surveys for Alien Species in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.


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The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is currently funded by grants from the Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service with support from PCSU (UH Manoa). Historically, HEAR has also received funding and/or support from the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), PIERC (USGS), the USFWS, HCSU (UH Hilo), and HALE (NPS).

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