fountaingrass, Pennisetum spp.  (Cyperales: Poaceae) - 1624048

Pennisetum sp. L.C. Rich. ex Pers

Descriptor: Infestation
Description: From northern Africa, is a fire-stimulated grass which is infamous for carrying intense fires through formerly barren lava flows of Hawaii island. Concerted efforts at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park have successfully kept it contained there for over 15 years. Vigilance has also checked its spread on the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai.
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Image location: United States

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Name: John M. Randall
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Image Information last updated on Monday, October 18, 2010