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Acacia farnesiana
(Fabaceae)

Ellington curse, aroma, cassie, huisache, klu, opopanax, popinac, sweet acacia

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Species description or overview

Information about Acacia farnesiana from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
Information about Plasmodium relictum is available from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (a product of IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group [ISSG]).

Acacia farnesiana information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Acacia farnesiana from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

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

Acacia farnesiana description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Acacia farnesiana as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Acacia farnesiana
Nomenclatural information about Acacia farnesiana is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

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

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


Impacts

Acacia farnesiana (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Acacia farnesiana as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Acacia farnesiana impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Acacia farnesiana as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Risk assessments

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


Control methods

Acacia farnesiana information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Acacia farnesiana from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Acacia farnesiana management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Acacia farnesiana as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Images of Acacia farnesiana (Fabaceae) (klu)
Links to high-resolution free images of Acacia farnesiana (Fabaceae) (klu) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Acacia farnesiana information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acacia farnesiana in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Acacia farnesiana information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acacia farnesiana in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

Acacia farnesiana worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Acacia farnesiana is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Where to see this species

A nature walk to Kaena Point
Arrigoni, Edward. 1978. A nature walk to Kaena Point. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN: 0-914916-30-0.

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.

Kaena Point natural area reserve ecosystem restoration project
The resources of Kaena, and threats to the wildlife, are depicted on this US Fish and Wildlife site.


Books

A nature walk to Kaena Point
Arrigoni, Edward. 1978. A nature walk to Kaena Point. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN: 0-914916-30-0.

Our familiar island trees
Frear, Mary Dillingham. 1929. Our familiar island trees. Sponsored by The Outdoor Circle of Honolulu. Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press. 161 pp. illus.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.


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.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

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.

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

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


Experts

Acacia farnesiana contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Acacia farnesiana as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Acacia farnesiana references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Acacia farnesiana as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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