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Paspalum vaginatum
(Poaceae)

 
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Species description or overview

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

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

Paspalum vaginatum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Paspalum vaginatum--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 vaginatum information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Paspalum vaginatum, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

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


Impacts

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

Paspalum vaginatum impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Paspalum vaginatum 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

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


Control methods

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

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

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


Distribution

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

Paspalum vaginatum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Paspalum vaginatum--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 vaginatum worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Paspalum vaginatum is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (book)
A complete list of all species covered in Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (Whitney, Hosaka, and Ripperton, 1939) is presented, along with a complete bibliographic citation. This book "describes and illustrates 103 of the most important grasses in Hawaii.... There are many grasses, either recently introduced or slow to become acclimatized, that have not yet established themselves on the ranges; these are not here included. Species that are found outside the general range areas, as in summit bogs, forest reserves, and national parks, are also omitted. Keys to the tribes and genera [are also included." ([adapted] from the book's introduction)


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.

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

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