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Pennisetum polystachion
(Poaceae)

feathery pennisetum, mission grass

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Species description or overview

Information about Pennisetum polystachion from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
Information about Canis lupus is available from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (a product of IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group [ISSG]).

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

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

Pennisetum polystachion information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pennisetum polystachion--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.

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

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


Impacts

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

Pennisetum polystachion impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Pennisetum polystachion 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

Pennisetum polystachion management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Pennisetum polystachion 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 Pennisetum polystachion (Poaceae) (blue buffel grass)
Links to high-resolution free images of Pennisetum polystachion (Poaceae) (blue buffel grass) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Pennisetum polystachion information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pennisetum polystachion in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Pennisetum polystachion information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pennisetum polystachion in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Pennisetum polystachion information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pennisetum polystachion--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.

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


Where to see this species

Kahoolawe (Kanaloa): natural areas of Hawaii
Forest and Kim Starr provide information about the island of Kahoolawe as a natural area in Hawaii. Links to additional resources are provided, as well as links to images of plant species found on Kahoolawe.


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.

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

Pennisetum polystachion contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Pennisetum polystachion 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

Pennisetum polystachion references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Pennisetum polystachion 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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