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Axonopus fissifolius
(Poaceae)

caratao grass, carpet grass, common carpet grass, narrow-leaved carpetgrass

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Species description or overview

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

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Axonopus fissifolius information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Axonopus fissifolius--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 fissifolius information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Axonopus fissifolius, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

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


Impacts

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


Risk assessments

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


Control methods

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

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

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


Distribution

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

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

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.


Other resources

Distribution and Spread of Alien Plants in Kipahulu Valley, Haleakala National Park, above 2,300 ft Elevation View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A baseline survey based on a network of 20 transects and 400 plots provides information on alien plant distribution during feral pig removal and prior to alien plant control efforts in Kipahulu Valley, Maui (from Alien Plant Invasions in Native Ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and Research, 1992, 39 pp).


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