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Merremia tuberosa
(Convolvulaceae)

Hawaiian wood rose, Spanish arborvine, Spanish woodbine, wood rose, yellow morning-glory

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Wood rose (Merremia tuberosa) is a woody, climbing vine with yellow, funnel-shaped flowers that open in sunlight and close when it's cloudy or dark. The mature seedpods look like a brown, wooden rose.  Merremia tuberosa is native to Central America. 


Species description or overview

Merremia tuberosa information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Merremia tuberosa from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

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

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

Merremia tuberosa information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Merremia tuberosa--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.

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

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


Impacts

Merremia tuberosa (Convolvulaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Merremia tuberosa as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Merremia tuberosa impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Merremia tuberosa 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

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


Control methods

Merremia tuberosa information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Merremia tuberosa from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Merremia tuberosa management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Merremia tuberosa 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 Merremia tuberosa (Convolvulaceae) (woodrose)
Links to high-resolution free images of Merremia tuberosa (Convolvulaceae) (woodrose) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Merremia tuberosa information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Merremia tuberosa in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Merremia tuberosa information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Merremia tuberosa in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Merremia tuberosa information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Merremia tuberosa--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.

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


Books

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.

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.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.


Experts

Merremia tuberosa contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Merremia tuberosa 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

Merremia tuberosa references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Merremia tuberosa 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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