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Commelina benghalensis
(Commelinaceae)

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Species description or overview

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

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

Commelina benghalensis information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Commelina benghalensis--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.

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

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


Impacts

Commelina benghalensis (Commelinaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Commelina benghalensis as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Commelina benghalensis impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Commelina benghalensis 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

Weed risk assessment for Commelina benghalensis for Florida (TNC) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A weed risk assessment for Commelina benghalensis for Florida is presented by The Nature Conservancy (Doria Gordon et al.).


Control methods

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis L.) control and emergence patterns in preemergence herbicide systems (abstract)
The efficacy of preemergence herbicides in suppressing tropical spiderwort emergence was tested, and herbicides with soil residual activity were found to be crucial for management of this weed in US cotton fields.

Commelina benghalensis management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Commelina benghalensis 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).


Biocontrol efforts

USDA-APHIS-PPQ Biocontrol target pest canvassing and evaluation View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A list of new weed biocontrol targets was compiled through feasibility studies by USDA APHIS and collaborating agencies. Feasibility summaries are provided for 16 weed species (2005-2006).


Images

Images of Commelina benghalensis (Commelinaceae) (hairy honohono)
Links to high-resolution free images of Commelina benghalensis (Commelinaceae) (hairy honohono) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Commelina benghalensis information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Commelina benghalensis in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Commelina benghalensis information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Commelina benghalensis in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Commelina benghalensis information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Commelina benghalensis--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.

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


Books

Weed handbook of Western Polynesia
Whistler, W. Arthur. 1983. Weed handbook of Western Polynesia. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft f#r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. ISBN: 3-88085-227-8.

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

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.

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

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.


Experts

Commelina benghalensis contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Commelina benghalensis 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

Commelina benghalensis references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Commelina benghalensis 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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