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Parkinsonia aculeata
(Fabaceae)

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Featured items

Parkinsonia, other invaders thorns in our island's side View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Parkinsonia is the topic of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) Kiai Moku Maui News column (8/10/2008).


Species description or overview

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

Parkinsonia aculeata on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Parkinsonia aculeata 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 Parkinsonia aculeata
Nomenclatural information about Parkinsonia aculeata is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Parkinsonia aculeata information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Parkinsonia aculeata--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.

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

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


Impacts

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


Risk assessments

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

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


Images

Images of Parkinsonia aculeata (Fabaceae) (Jerusalem thorn)
Links to high-resolution free images of Parkinsonia aculeata (Fabaceae) (Jerusalem thorn) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Parkinsonia aculeata information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Parkinsonia aculeata in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Parkinsonia aculeata information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Parkinsonia aculeata in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Plants of Hawaii: Parkinsonia aculeata -- MAPS
online

Parkinsonia aculeata information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Parkinsonia aculeata--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.

Parkinsonia aculeata on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Parkinsonia aculeata 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.


In the news

Parkinsonia, other invaders thorns in our island's side View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Parkinsonia is the topic of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) Kiai Moku Maui News column (8/10/2008).

Parkinsonia, other invaders thorns in our island's side
Sharp eyes prevented the invasion of Maui by one of Australia's worst weeds, Parkinsonia aculeata (Maui News, 8/10/2008).


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.

Parkinsonia aculeata on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Parkinsonia aculeata 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.


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