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Imperata cylindrica
(Poaceae)

Japanese blood grass, alang-alang, blady grass, cogon grass, imperata

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Imperata cylindrica is native to southeast Asia. 


Species description or overview

Information about Imperata cylindrica from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
Information about Morella faya is available from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (a product of IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group [ISSG]).

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

Imperata cylindrica description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Imperata cylindrica 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).

Fact sheet on Imperata cylindrica
Cogon grass description, impacts, and management options are presented by the Plant Conservation Alliance.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Imperata cylindrica
Nomenclatural information about Imperata cylindrica is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

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

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


Impacts

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

Imperata cylindrica impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Imperata cylindrica 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

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

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


Control methods

Imperata cylindrica management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Imperata cylindrica 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

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


Distribution

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

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


Books

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


Full-text articles

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

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.

Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida
Langeland, K.A. and R.L. Stocker. (1997-)2001. Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida. SP 242, one of a series of the Department of Agronomy, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First printed: 1997. Revised: April, 2001.


Experts

Imperata cylindrica contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Imperata cylindrica 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

Imperata cylindrica references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Imperata cylindrica 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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