Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Acanthospermum hispidum
(Asteraceae)

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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

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Acanthospermum hispidum
Nomenclatural information about Acanthospermum hispidum is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Acanthospermum hispidum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acanthospermum hispidum--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.

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

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


Impacts

Acanthospermum hispidum (Asteraceae): species information from GCW
Information on Acanthospermum hispidum as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Images

Acanthospermum hispidum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acanthospermum hispidum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Acanthospermum hispidum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acanthospermum hispidum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Acanthospermum hispidum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Acanthospermum hispidum--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.


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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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