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NTBG Plant Name:
Panicum niihauense
Barcode:
PTBG1000036059
Specimen ID:
044286
Collector ID:
8435
Collector Name:
K. R. Wood
Collection Date:
May 7, 2000
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HI
County:
Kauai County
District:
Waimea District
Elevation:
12
Locality:
Polihale State Park; near Queens Pond. 100m inland from beach.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Only 2 mature plants left, recent off road vehicle traffic has killed third mature individual of which I was able to make seed collections from, only two of the seven seedlings remain.
Ancillary: Seed:
Yes
Habitat:
Dunes in front of reef zone. Coastal dry mixed community.
Associated Species:
Scaevola sericea, Sida fallax, Nama sandwicensis, Chamaesyce celastroides var. celastroides, Ophioglossum polyphyllum, & Vitex rotundifolia.
Comments:
***SEED COLLECTION K. R. Wood Accession Data NTBG Project: USFWS/GSN Date: 7 May 2000 Island: Kaua'i Origin: Polihale State Park; dunes in front of reef zone near Queens Pond Elevation: 40 ft Species Name: Panicum niihauense Collector #: K. R. Wood 8434 & 8435 Individual Tag: no Photo: no Seed/Cuttings/Other: seeds from two mature plants Recommendation: Propagate: 0 Store: 100% Distribute: upon request Description of Plant: attractive annual grass Flowers: hermaphroditic Substrate: coastal sand dunes Aspect: west Slope: flat Closure: 80% of the day in direct sun [potentially] Moisture: dry Topography: rolling sand dunes Phenology: with flower and fruit Vigor: threatened with vehicles Frequency: 2 mature plants left Population Structure: Mature: 2 Immature: 0 Seedling: ca 2 Population Area: 1000 sq meters Natural Community: Coastal dry mixed community Associated Species: Understory: Scaevola sericea, Sida fallax, Nama sandwicensis, Chamaesyce celastroides var. celastroides, Ophioglossum polyphyllum, Vitex rotundifolia Major Threats: Chloris sp, Prosopis pallida, Leucaena leucocephala Comments: only 2 mature plants left, recent off road vehicle traffic has killed third mature individual of which I was able to make seed collections from, only two of the seven seedlings remain.
Date of Record Creation:
February 20, 2013
Date of Last Update:
May 24, 2022

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