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Amaranthus spinosus
(Amaranthaceae)

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Species description or overview

Amaranthus spinosus information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Amaranthus spinosus 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).

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Amaranthus spinosus
Nomenclatural information about Amaranthus spinosus is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Amaranthus spinosus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus spinosus--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.

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

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


Impacts

Amaranthus spinosus (Amaranthaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Amaranthus spinosus as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Weed risk assessment for Amaranthus spinosus for Florida (TNC) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A weed risk assessment for Amaranthus spinosus for Florida is presented by The Nature Conservancy (Doria Gordon et al.).


Control methods

Amaranthus spinosus information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Amaranthus spinosus 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).


Images

Images of Amaranthus spinosus (Amaranthaceae) (spiny amaranth, pakai kuku)
Links to high-resolution free images of Amaranthus spinosus (Amaranthaceae) (spiny amaranth, pakai kuku) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Amaranthus spinosus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus spinosus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Amaranthus spinosus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus spinosus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Amaranthus spinosus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus spinosus--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.

New plant records for the Hawaiian Archipelago (2001) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
New island records, new state records, and range extensions of plants located on Midway Atoll, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii, State of Hawaii are in this report.


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.


Books

Weed handbook of Western Polynesia
Whistler, W. Arthur. 1983. Weed handbook of Western Polynesia. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft f#r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. ISBN: 3-88085-227-8.

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.

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.

New plant records from the Hawaiian archipelago
Starr, Forest, Kim Martz, and Lloyd L. Loope. 2002. New plant records from the Hawaiian archipelago. In: Evenhuis, Neal L. and Eldredge, Lucius G., eds. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2000. Part 2: Notes. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 69:16-27.

Botanical inventory of Kure Atoll
Starr, Forest, Kim Martz, and Lloyd Loope. 2001. Botanical inventory of Kure Atoll. Prepared for Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (Honolulu). 47 pp. illus.

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.


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