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Antigonon leptopus
(Polygonaceae)

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HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING

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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Antigonon leptopus is native to Mexico. 

Species description or overview

Antigonon leptopus images and overview
Antigonon leptopus (coral vine) is an invasive species that has increased in abundance in recent years in south and central Florida. Images and overview are presented by te University of Florida.

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

Antigonon leptopus description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Antigonon leptopus 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 Antigonon leptopus
Nomenclatural information about Antigonon leptopus is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Antigonon leptopus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Antigonon leptopus--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.

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

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


Impacts

Antigonon leptopus images and overview
Antigonon leptopus (coral vine) is an invasive species that has increased in abundance in recent years in south and central Florida. Images and overview are presented by te University of Florida.

Antigonon leptopus (Polygonaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Antigonon leptopus as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Antigonon leptopus impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Antigonon leptopus 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

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


Control methods

Antigonon leptopus images and overview
Antigonon leptopus (coral vine) is an invasive species that has increased in abundance in recent years in south and central Florida. Images and overview are presented by te University of Florida.

Antigonon leptopus management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Antigonon leptopus 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 Antigonon leptopus (Polygonaceae) (Mexican creeper)
Links to high-resolution free images of Antigonon leptopus (Polygonaceae) (Mexican creeper) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Antigonon leptopus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Antigonon leptopus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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

Images of Antigonon leptopus (Polygonaceae) (Mexican creeper)
Links to high-resolution free images of Antigonon leptopus (Polygonaceae) (Mexican creeper) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.


Distribution

Antigonon leptopus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Antigonon leptopus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Antigonon leptopus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Antigonon leptopus--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.

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.

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


Cited as invasive (on a list)

2007 FLEPPC invasive plant list View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's 2007 List of Invasive Plant Species focus includes adverse effects exotic pest plants have on Florida's biodiversity and plant communities.


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.

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.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.

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.

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.

Status of Non-native Plants in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2001. Status of Non-native Plants in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Poster presentation, 2001 Hawaii Conservation Conference (Hilo, Hawaii).

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.


Experts

Antigonon leptopus contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Antigonon leptopus 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

Antigonon leptopus references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Antigonon leptopus 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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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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