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Piper methysticum
(Piperaceae)

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HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING

A message from Dr. David Duffy, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), University of Hawaii (posted 05 November 2012):

Because of a lack of funds, HEAR (www.hear.org) may close as soon as December 15, although there may be enough funds to extend it until February 15. This will mean several things. The web site will be placed on a new server although it is not clear who will pay for the server or for transitioning the site. HEAR data will not be updated. The Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) (http://www.hear.org/pier/abtproj.htm) site will also become frozen, as will numerous books, reports and papers (http://www.hear.org/). As software evolves we will likely lose the ability to access the data. The various list servers will need new owners, otherwise moderated lists will cease to function altogether, while other lists will not be able to add or delete members. The photo collection (http://www.hear.org/starr/images/?o=plants) will remain accessible, but only through a third party site that will charge for access.

I should point out that we have already lost the original homes of both the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) and Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) although they have found temporary refuges. Together with HEAR, they represent the corporate memory both here in Hawaii and across the Pacific of efforts to sustain our natural ecosystems and agriculture against problems caused by species alien to the islands. HEAR also serves as the glue that holds the community together, providing information and facilitating communication. I just hope hindsight is kind to this decision.

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Species description or overview

Piper methysticum information from NTBG
Information about Piper methysticum is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Piper methysticum
Nomenclatural information about Piper methysticum is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Piper methysticum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Piper methysticum--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.

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

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


Impacts

Piper methysticum (Piperaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Piper methysticum as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

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


Pests of this species

Shot hole of awa View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The fungal disease of Hawaiian awa (kava, Piper methysticum) which causes a "shot hole" effect is reviewed with images and management information (University of Hawaii CTAHR).


Cultivation & propagation

Specialty crop production in a forestry understory: olena, maile, papapalai, and awa View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Research on potential understory crops within long rotations of high-value tropical woods such as koa is described in this paper from the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center (2000).


Images

Images of Piper methysticum (Piperaceae) (awa)
Links to high-resolution free images of Piper methysticum (Piperaceae) (awa) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Piper methysticum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Piper methysticum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.


Distribution

Piper methysticum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Piper methysticum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Piper methysticum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Piper methysticum--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.


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.


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The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is currently funded by grants from the Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service with support from PCSU (UH Manoa). Historically, HEAR has also received funding and/or support from the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), PIERC (USGS), the USFWS, HCSU (UH Hilo), and HALE (NPS).

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