Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Urochloa mutica
(Poaceae)

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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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Urochloa mutica is native to Africa. 

Species description or overview

Para grass (Urochloa mutica) description and images
Para grass description, images, and herbarium specimen are provided by the University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Urochloa mutica
Nomenclatural information about Urochloa mutica is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Urochloa mutica information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Urochloa mutica--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.

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

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


Impacts

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


Images

Urochloa mutica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Urochloa mutica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Para grass (Urochloa mutica) description and images
Para grass description, images, and herbarium specimen are provided by the University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

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


Distribution

Urochloa mutica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Urochloa mutica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Urochloa mutica information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Urochloa mutica--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.


Cited as invasive (on a list)

2007 FLEPPC invasive plant list View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's 2007 List of Invasive Plant Species focus includes adverse effects exotic pest plants have on Florida's biodiversity and plant communities.


Books

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


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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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