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Acacia mearnsii
(Fabaceae)

black wattle, tan wattle

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Species description or overview

Information about Acacia mearnsii from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
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Acacia mearnsii information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Acacia mearnsii 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 mearnsii information from PIER
Information on Acacia mearnsii as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Acacia mearnsii description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Acacia mearnsii 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).

Acacia mearnsii information from "Common forest trees of Hawaii" View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Acacia mearnsii is presented with respect to this species being a forest tree in Hawaii. The information on this site is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) 1989 publication by Little and Skolmen entitled "Common forest trees of Hawaii (native and introduced)."


Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Acacia mearnsii information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acacia mearnsii--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.

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

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


Impacts

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

Acacia mearnsii impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Acacia mearnsii 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 mearnsii weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Acacia mearnsii for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Acacia mearnsii information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Acacia mearnsii 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 mearnsii management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Acacia mearnsii 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).

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).

Herbicidal weed control methods for pastures and natural areas of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This comprehensive review of herbicide application methods includes calculations for formulations, and appendices listing herbicides registered for use in Hawaii and their toxicities (University of Hawaii, 2002).


Images

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

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

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


Distribution

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

Acacia mearnsii information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acacia mearnsii--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.

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


Books

A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants
Perry, Frances and Roy Hay. 1982. A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants. Ward Lock Limited, Great Britain. 136 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-442-26859-9.

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.


Experts

Acacia mearnsii contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Acacia mearnsii 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 mearnsii references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Acacia mearnsii 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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