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Schizachyrium condensatum
(Poaceae)

bush beardgrass, little bluestem

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Bush beardgrass (Schizachyrium condensatum) is a tall grass that grows in dense clumps up to 6 feet tall, and produces large, broom-like tufted seed heads.   Schizachyrium condensatum is native to tropical and subtropical America. 


Species description or overview

Schizachyrium condensatum information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Schizachyrium condensatum from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Schizachyrium condensatum
Nomenclatural information about Schizachyrium condensatum is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Schizachyrium condensatum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Schizachyrium condensatum--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.

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

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


Impacts

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


Risk assessments

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


Control methods

Schizachyrium condensatum information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Schizachyrium condensatum from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Summaries of herbicide trials for pasture, range, and non-cropland weed control -1999 View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Herbicide trials compare herbicides and methods of application on a variety of weedy species in Hawaii (University of Hawaii).


Images

Images of Schizachyrium condensatum (Poaceae) (tufted beardgrass)
Links to high-resolution free images of Schizachyrium condensatum (Poaceae) (tufted beardgrass) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Schizachyrium condensatum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Schizachyrium condensatum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Schizachyrium condensatum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Schizachyrium condensatum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Schizachyrium condensatum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Schizachyrium condensatum--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.


Books

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.


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.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.


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