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Centaurea melitensis
(Asteraceae)

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Species description or overview

Information about Centaurea melitensis from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
Information about Miconia calvescens is available from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (a product of IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group [ISSG]).

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

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

Centaurea melitensis information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Centaurea melitensis--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.

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

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


Impacts

Centaurea melitensis (Asteraceae): species information from GCW
Information on Centaurea melitensis as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Centaurea melitensis impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Centaurea melitensis 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

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


Control methods

Centaurea melitensis management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Centaurea melitensis 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 Centaurea melitensis (Asteraceae) (Napa thistle, yellow star thistle)
Links to high-resolution free images of Centaurea melitensis (Asteraceae) (Napa thistle, yellow star thistle) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Centaurea melitensis information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Centaurea melitensis in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Centaurea melitensis information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Centaurea melitensis in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Centaurea melitensis information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Centaurea melitensis--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.

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


Where to see this species

Kahoolawe (Kanaloa): natural areas of Hawaii
Forest and Kim Starr provide information about the island of Kahoolawe as a natural area in Hawaii. Links to additional resources are provided, as well as links to images of plant species found on Kahoolawe.


Books

Invasive plants of California's wildlands
Bossard, Carla C., John M. Randall, and Marc C. Hoshovsky (eds.) . 2000. Invasive plants of California's wildlands. University of California Press. 360 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-520-22547-3.


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.


Experts

Centaurea melitensis contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Centaurea melitensis 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

Centaurea melitensis references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Centaurea melitensis 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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