Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Axonopus compressus
(Poaceae)

American carpet grass, Louisiana grass, blanket grass, broadleaf carpet grass, carpet grass, lawn grass, tropical carpet grass

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Species description or overview

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Axonopus compressus
Nomenclatural information about Axonopus compressus is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Axonopus compressus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Axonopus compressus--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.

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

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


Impacts

Axonopus compressus (Poaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Axonopus compressus as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

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


Images

Images of Axonopus compressus (Poaceae) (wide-leaved carpetgrass)
Links to high-resolution free images of Axonopus compressus (Poaceae) (wide-leaved carpetgrass) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Axonopus compressus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Axonopus compressus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Axonopus compressus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Axonopus compressus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Axonopus compressus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Axonopus compressus--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.


Books

Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (book)
A complete list of all species covered in Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (Whitney, Hosaka, and Ripperton, 1939) is presented, along with a complete bibliographic citation. This book "describes and illustrates 103 of the most important grasses in Hawaii.... There are many grasses, either recently introduced or slow to become acclimatized, that have not yet established themselves on the ranges; these are not here included. Species that are found outside the general range areas, as in summit bogs, forest reserves, and national parks, are also omitted. Keys to the tribes and genera [are also included." ([adapted] from the book's introduction)


Full-text articles

The grasses of Hawaii
Hitchcock, A.S. 1922. The grasses of Hawaii. Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press : New York, Kraus Reprint Co. (1974). 235 pp. illus. (line drawings).

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.)

The grasses of Hawaii
Hitchcock, A.S. 1922. The grasses of Hawaii. Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press : New York, Kraus Reprint Co. (1974). 235 pp. illus. (line drawings).


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