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Panicum niihauense
(Niihau panicgrass)

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Panicum niihauense (Niihau panicgrass)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 13 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Panicum niihauense
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Niihau panicgrass
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Panicum niihauense H. St. John

Preferred Common Name

  • Niihau panicgrass

Local Common Names

  • USA/Hawaii: Lau `ehu

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Panicum
  •                                 Species: Panicum niihauense

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Atriplex semibaccata (Australian saltbush)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Competition - shading; Competition (unspecified); Ecosystem change / habitat alterationPerlman, 2006; Tangalin, 2006; USFWS, 1999; US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2008
Leucaena leucocephala (leucaena)HawaiiCompetition (unspecified); Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2008b
Prosopis pallida (mesquite)HawaiiCompetition (unspecified); Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2008

References

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Perlman S, 2006. Summary of field notes for Panicum niihauense, 1992 through 2005. Unpublished.

Tangalin N, 2006. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Field notes for Panicum niihauense, 2004-2006. Unpublished.

USFWS, 1999. Recovery plan for multi-island plants. Portland, Oregon, USA: US Fish and Wildlife Service, 206 pp.