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Derris elliptica
(Fabaceae)

derris, tubaroot

 
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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

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

Derris elliptica on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Derris elliptica in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Derris elliptica
Nomenclatural information about Derris elliptica is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

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

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


Impacts

Derris elliptica (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Derris elliptica as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

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


Images

Images of Derris elliptica (Fabaceae) (poison vine)
Links to high-resolution free images of Derris elliptica (Fabaceae) (poison vine) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

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


Distribution

Plants of Hawaii: Derris elliptica -- MAPS
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Derris elliptica on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Derris elliptica in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.

New plant records for the Hawaiian Archipelago (2001) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
New island records, new state records, and range extensions of plants located on Midway Atoll, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii, State of Hawaii are in this report.


Full-text articles

Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens
Dawson, Wayne, Ahmed S. Mndolwa, David F. R. P. Burslem, and Philip E. Hulme. 2008. Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens. Biodiversity Conservation. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.

Derris elliptica on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Derris elliptica in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


Other resources

Derris elliptica report of invasiveness (Big Island, Hawaii, USA) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
year only known


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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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