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August 04, 2023

Norfolk Island vascular plant curation

Decided to do some clean-up work for iNat obs of vascular plants for Norfolk Island.

First important thing to note here is that, within iNat, Norfolk does not count as part of Australia (place ID = 6744), but rather is its own separate entity (place ID = 7333). One consequence of this is that non-native species that have already been marked as introduced for Australia have to be marked again for Norfolk, so this is one task I'll be doing.

Second task is marking clearly planted/cultivated plants as such.

Third is to try ID observations to species where possible. I'm only noting ones where a 'new' species is added to the island inventory due to my ID (so IDing the 10th observation of a species with 9 observations already is irrelevant here).

Tasks

Marked as introduced

  1. Rubus grabowskii
  2. Megathyrsus maximus
  3. Rumex hypogaeus
  4. Verbena incompta
  5. Chenopodiastrum murale
  6. Cyperus brevifolius
  7. Geranium gardneri
  8. Cheilanthes viridis
  9. Gladiolus dalenii
  10. Macadamia tetraphylla
  11. Citrus × taitensis (tentative, may be cultivated)
  12. Lycium ferocissimum
  13. Pelargonium × hybridum
  14. Kalanchoe pinnata
  15. Hypoestes phyllostachya
  16. Lepidium bonariense
  17. Hydrocleys nymphoides
  18. Gamochaeta americana
  19. Musa acuminata
  20. Howea forsteriana
  21. Phlebodium aureum
  22. Alpinia zerumbet
  23. Setaria parviflora
  24. Stenotaphrum secundatum
  25. Petroselinum crispum
  26. Modiola caroliniana
  27. Juncus articulatus
  28. Gamochaeta calviceps
  29. Eriobotrya japonica
  30. Erigeron karvinskianus
  31. Gazania rigens
  32. Saccharum
  33. Verbascum virgatum
  34. Arundo donax
  35. Mentha spicata
  36. Ammophila arenaria
  37. Polycarpon tetraphyllum
  38. Orobanche minor
  39. Bromus catharticus
  40. Capsella bursa-pastoris
  41. Papaver rhoeas
  42. Hypochaeris radicata
  43. Trifolium pratense
  44. Senna septemtrionalis
  45. Prunus persica
  46. Nerium oleander
  47. Yucca aloifolia
  48. Ranunculus muricatus
  49. Paspalum mandiocanum
  50. Bidens alba
  51. Hakea salicifolia
  52. Cyperus alternifolius
  53. Dipogon lignosus
  54. Phyllanthus tenellus
  55. Furcraea foetida
  56. Verbena bonariensis
  57. Asparagus setaceus
  58. Verbena litoralis
  59. Coffea arabica
  60. Agave americana
  61. Egeria densa
  62. Vicia hirsuta
  63. Datura stramonium
  64. Melia azedarach
  65. Foeniculum vulgare
  66. Nephrolepis cordifolia
  67. Potentilla indica
  68. Azolla pinnata
  69. Sigesbeckia orientalis
  70. Abutilon grandifolium
  71. Rivina humilis
  72. Canna indica
  73. Metrosideros kermadecensis
  74. Petunia axillaris
  75. Argemone subfusiformis
  76. Salvinia molesta
  77. Frankenia pulverulenta
  78. Cyrtomium falcatum
  79. Portulaca oleracea
  80. Euphorbia prostrata
  81. Desmodium incanum
  82. Salvia coccinea
  83. Oenothera rosea
  84. Sporobolus africanus
  85. Erigeron bonariensis
  86. Lotus angustissimus
  87. Ludwigia peploides
  88. Cyperus polystachyos
  89. Facelis retusa
  90. Eleusine indica
  91. Dimorphotheca ecklonis
  92. Juncus pallidus

Taxa 'removed' due to marking as captive/cultivated'

  1. Selenicereus megalanthus
  2. Grevillea robusta
  3. Punica granatum
  4. Acacia (also updated ID to A. spirorbis)
  5. Ficus macrophylla

'New' species via IDs

  1. Updated the single Rubus observation to R. grabowskii. Doesn't actually increase the species (leaf) count, but good to get it to species
  2. Updated Alpinia sp. to Alpinia zerumbet. Ditto Rubus re species count
  3. Updated Senna sp. to Senna septemtrionalis. Ditto species count
  4. Updated Prunus sp. to Prunus persica. Ditto
  5. Updated Yucca sp. Yucca aloifolia. Ditto
  6. Updated Ranunculus sp. to Ranunculus muricatus. Ditto
  7. Updated Erigeron to Erigeron bonariensis
  8. Updated Faboideae to Lotus angustissimus
  9. Updated Onagraceae to Ludwigia peploides
  10. Updated Cyperus to Cyperus polystachyos
  11. Updated Asteraceae to Facelis retusa

'Removed' species via IDs

  1. Carex dissita --> corrected ID, actually Carex neesiana (which used to be a var. of dissita)
  2. Vicia tetrasperma --> misidentification of V. hirsuta
  3. Geranium homeanum --> corrected ID, fairly sure actually G. gardneri
  4. Lonicera japonica --> downgraded to 'Dicots', unsure what it is (but pretty sure not Lonicera)
  5. Ammophila arenaria --> Spinifex sericeus instead

Pending

  1. Eustachys sp. pending naturalised confirmation
  2. Passiflora pallida pending discussion
  3. Gloriosa superba pending naturalised confirmation
  4. Dovyalis caffra pending naturalised confirmation
  5. Agapanthus praecox pending naturalised confirmation
  6. Parochetus sp. pending naturalised confirmation
Posted on August 04, 2023 08:59 AM by thebeachcomber thebeachcomber | 3 comments | Leave a comment