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Bacopa monnieri
(Scrophulariaceae)

 
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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

Bacopa monnieri information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Bacopa monnieri--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Bacopa monnieri
Nomenclatural information about Bacopa monnieri is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Bacopa monnieri information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bacopa monnieri--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.

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

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


Impacts

Bacopa monnieri (Scrophulariaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Bacopa monnieri as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Cultivation & propagation

Bacopa monnieri information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Bacopa monnieri--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.

In the Garden: Ae ae
Ae ae, which makes an excellent low-growing ground cover, is the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 7/19/2002).

Best native plants for landscapes View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Endemic and indigenous Hawaiian plants used in landscapes are pictured in this publication from the University of Hawaii.

Native plant propagation - Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Propagation methods of various native plants for Midway restoration are described (1999).


Images

Images of Bacopa monnieri (Scrophulariaceae) (aeae)
Links to high-resolution free images of Bacopa monnieri (Scrophulariaceae) (aeae) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Bacopa monnieri information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bacopa monnieri in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Bacopa monnieri images from Native Plants Hawaii
Images of Bacopa monnieri are provided on the Native Plants Hawaii website.

Bacopa monnieri images by PT
Bacopa monnieri flower high-resolution images by Maui photographer Philip Thomas are available online.

Bacopa monnieri images by Jupiter Nielsen
Images of Bacopa monnieri are provided online by Maui artist/photographer Jupiter Nielsen.


Distribution

Bacopa monnieri information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bacopa monnieri in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Bacopa monnieri information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bacopa monnieri--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.

Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Wood K. 2006. Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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.

Native Plant Propagation: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Martz, K. and F. Starr. 1999. Native Plant Propagation: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Report prepared for 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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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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