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Macfadyena unguis-cati
(Bignoniaceae)

cat's claw climber, cat's-claw creeper, catclaw creeper, catclaw trumpet, funnel creeper, macfadyena

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Macfadyena unguis-cati is native to tropical America. 


Species description or overview

PIER species information page on Macdfadenia unguis-cati
Information about Macdfadenia unguis-cati from the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER)and Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

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

Macfadyena unguis-cati information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Macfadyena unguis-cati--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.

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

IPNI nomenclature info for Macfadyena unguis-cati
Nomenclatural information about Macfadyena unguis-cati is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Macfadyena unguis-cati impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Macfadyena unguis-cati 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

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


Control methods

Macfadyena unguis-cati management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Macfadyena unguis-cati 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 Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) (cat's claw climber)
Links to high-resolution free images of Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) (cat's claw climber) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Macfadyena unguis-cati information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Macfadyena unguis-cati in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Macfadyena unguis-cati images from PIER
Images of Macfadyena unguis-cati provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Macfadyena unguis-cati information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Macfadyena unguis-cati in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Macfadyena unguis-cati information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Macfadyena unguis-cati--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.

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.

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.

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


Books

A tropical garden flora: plants cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and other tropical places
Staples, George W. and Derral R. Herbst. 2005. A tropical garden flora: plants cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu. 908 pp.

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.

New plant records from the Hawaiian archipelago
Starr, Forest, Kim Martz, and Lloyd L. Loope. 2002. New plant records from the Hawaiian archipelago. In: Evenhuis, Neal L. and Eldredge, Lucius G., eds. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2000. Part 2: Notes. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 69:16-27.


Experts

Macfadyena unguis-cati contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Macfadyena unguis-cati 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

Macfadyena unguis-cati references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Macfadyena unguis-cati 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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