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Tradescantia spathacea
(Commelinaceae)

Moses in a boat, boat lily, boat plant, oyster plant, tradescantia

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Species description or overview

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

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

Tradescantia spathacea description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Tradescantia spathacea 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).

Tradescantia spathacea information from NTBG
Information about Tradescantia spathacea is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Tradescantia spathacea
Nomenclatural information about Tradescantia spathacea is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

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

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


Impacts

Tradescantia spathacea (Commelinaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Tradescantia spathacea as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Tradescantia spathacea impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Tradescantia spathacea 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).


Risk assessments

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


Control methods

Tradescantia spathacea management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Tradescantia spathacea 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 Tradescantia spathacea (Commelinaceae) (oyster plant, rhoeo, wandering jew)
Links to high-resolution free images of Tradescantia spathacea (Commelinaceae) (oyster plant, rhoeo, wandering jew) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

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


Distribution

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.

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


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.

Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida
Langeland, K.A. and R.L. Stocker. (1997-)2001. Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida. SP 242, one of a series of the Department of Agronomy, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First printed: 1997. Revised: April, 2001.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.


Experts

Tradescantia spathacea contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Tradescantia spathacea 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

Tradescantia spathacea references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Tradescantia spathacea 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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