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Arundina graminifolia
(Orchidaceae)

 
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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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Species description or overview

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Arundina graminifolia
Nomenclatural information about Arundina graminifolia is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Arundina graminifolia information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Arundina graminifolia--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.

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

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


Impacts

Arundina graminifolia (Orchidaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Arundina graminifolia as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Images

Images of Arundina graminifolia (Orchidaceae) (bamboo orchid)
Links to high-resolution free images of Arundina graminifolia (Orchidaceae) (bamboo orchid) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Arundina graminifolia information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Arundina graminifolia in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Arundina graminifolia information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Arundina graminifolia in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Arundina graminifolia information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Arundina graminifolia--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.


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.

Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest
Medeiros, A.C. 2004. Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.


Other resources

Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest
After rain forest of Haleakala National Park was fenced in the late 1980s, native vegetation responded vigorously yet three problematic plant invaders (Clidemia hirta, Hedychium gardnerianum, and Psidium cattleianum) continued to spread unabated and became of great concern to Park managers. This contribution provides a quantitative assessment of crucial life history junctures (quantitative phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal, seed predation, seedling establishment) to assist Haleakala NP and other managers of Hawaiian rain forests. It also provides detailed information for potentially identifying key characteristics in prevention, rapid response, and prioritization of incoming invasive species. (This document is the 2004 Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Arthur C. Medeiros for the Department of Zoology at the University of Hawaii.)


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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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