Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Setaria palmifolia
(Poaceae)

broadleaved bristlegrass, hailans pitpit, highland pitpit, palmgrass, short pitpit

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Species description or overview

Setaria palmifolia information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Setaria palmifolia 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).

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Setaria palmifolia
Nomenclatural information about Setaria palmifolia is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Setaria palmifolia information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Setaria palmifolia--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.

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

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


Impacts

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


Control methods

Setaria palmifolia information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Setaria palmifolia 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).

Herbicidal weed control methods for pastures and natural areas of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This comprehensive review of herbicide application methods includes calculations for formulations, and appendices listing herbicides registered for use in Hawaii and their toxicities (University of Hawaii, 2002).


Images

Images of Setaria palmifolia (Poaceae) (palmgrass)
Links to high-resolution free images of Setaria palmifolia (Poaceae) (palmgrass) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Setaria palmifolia information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Setaria palmifolia in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Setaria palmifolia information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Setaria palmifolia in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Setaria palmifolia information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Setaria palmifolia--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.

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

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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