Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Agave sisalana
(Agavaceae)

agave, century plant, sisal, sisal hemp

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Agave sisalana is native to Mexico. 


Species description or overview

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Agave sisalana
Nomenclatural information about Agave sisalana is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Agave sisalana information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Agave sisalana--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.

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

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


Impacts

Agave sisalana (Agavaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Agave sisalana as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Images

Images of Agave sisalana (Agavaceae) (sisal)
Links to high-resolution free images of Agave sisalana (Agavaceae) (sisal) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Agave sisalana information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Agave sisalana in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Agave sisalana information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Agave sisalana in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Agave sisalana information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Agave sisalana--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.


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.

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


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.

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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