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Paspalum scrobiculatum
(Poaceae)

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Paspalum scrobiculatum is native to "the Paleotropics, including Malesia, and possibly Pacific islands; in Hawaii presumably indigenous or an early introduction...."  


Species description or overview

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

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

Paspalum scrobiculatum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Paspalum scrobiculatum--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.

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

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


Impacts

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

Paspalum scrobiculatum impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Paspalum scrobiculatum 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).


Control methods

Paspalum scrobiculatum management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Paspalum scrobiculatum 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 Paspalum scrobiculatum (Poaceae) (ricegrass)
Links to high-resolution free images of Paspalum scrobiculatum (Poaceae) (ricegrass) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Paspalum scrobiculatum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Paspalum scrobiculatum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Paspalum scrobiculatum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Paspalum scrobiculatum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Paspalum scrobiculatum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Paspalum scrobiculatum--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.

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


Full-text articles

Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Wood K. 2006. Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest
Medeiros, A.C. 2004. Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.

Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Experts

Paspalum scrobiculatum contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Paspalum scrobiculatum 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

Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest
After rain forest of Haleakala National Park was fenced in the late 1980s, native vegetation responded vigorously yet three problematic plant invaders (Clidemia hirta, Hedychium gardnerianum, and Psidium cattleianum) continued to spread unabated and became of great concern to Park managers. This contribution provides a quantitative assessment of crucial life history junctures (quantitative phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal, seed predation, seedling establishment) to assist Haleakala NP and other managers of Hawaiian rain forests. It also provides detailed information for potentially identifying key characteristics in prevention, rapid response, and prioritization of incoming invasive species. (This document is the 2004 Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Arthur C. Medeiros for the Department of Zoology at the University of Hawaii.)

Paspalum scrobiculatum references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Paspalum scrobiculatum 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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