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Sorghum halepense
(Poaceae)

Aleppo grass, Aleppo milletgrass, Johnson grass

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Species description or overview

Information about Sorghum halepense from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
Information about Parthenium hysterophorus is available from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (a product of IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group [ISSG]).

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

Sorghum halapense (Poaceae): species information from HEAR
Categorized information about Sorghum halapense (Poaceae) is presented by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).

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

Sorghum halepense information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sorghum halepense--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.

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

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


Impacts

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

Sorghum halepense impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Sorghum halepense 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

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

Sorghum halepense information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sorghum halepense in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

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


Distribution

Sorghum halepense information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sorghum halepense in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Sorghum halepense information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sorghum halepense--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.

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


Books

Weed handbook of Western Polynesia
Whistler, W. Arthur. 1983. Weed handbook of Western Polynesia. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft f#r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. ISBN: 3-88085-227-8.

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

Weeds of the West
Whitson, Tom D., Larry C. Burrill, Steven A. Dewey, David W. Cudney, B.E. Nelson, Richard D. Lee, and Robert Parker. Whitson, Tom D. (ed.) . 2001. Weeds of the West. 9th ed. Laramie: University of Wyoming. ISBN: 0-941570-13-4.

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.

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.


Experts

Sorghum halepense contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Sorghum halepense 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

Sorghum halepense references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Sorghum halepense 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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