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Phormium tenax J. R. Forst. &. G. Forst.
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphelinidae  Encarsia lounsburyi @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta phormigena @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta phormii @ 354190B (1); 354190A (1)

Phyllosticta @ BPI (1)
Colletidae  Leioproctus purpureus @ BBSL (1)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium herbarum @ 427057B (1); 427057A (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium phormii @ BPI (4)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum gloeosporioides @ BPI (1)

Glomerella cingulata @ BPI (2)
Hypocreaceae  Gliocladium penicillioides @ BPI (1)
Hyponectriaceae  Physalospora phormii @ BPI (5)
Leptosphaeriaceae  Coniothyrium phormii @ 368017B (1); 368017A (1); BPI (1)
Miridae  Gn_orthotylinigp4 sp_019 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Goodeniaphila cassisi @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium phormii @ 452732B (1); 452732A (1); BPI (2)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria phormicola @ BPI (2)

Phaeoseptoria @ BPI (2)
Piesmatidae  Mcateella schuhi @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria tenuis @ BPI (1)

Epicoccum neglectum @ BPI (2)

Epicoccum purpurascens @ BPI (1)
Pseudococcidae  Balanococcus diminutus @ CSCA_TCN (15)

Pseudococcus longispinus @ CSCA_TCN (3)
Valsaceae  Diplodina cylindrospora @ BPI (1)
_  Acremoniella fusca @ BPI (1)

Hymenula phormicola @ BPI (1)

Stachybotrys scabra @ BPI (1)

Uredo phormii @ BPI (2)

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Phormium tenax J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.
New Zealand flax

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General Information
Symbol: PHTE8
Group: Monocot
Family: Agavaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : HI   I
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lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Agavaceae – Century-plant family
Genus Phormium J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. – phormium
Species Phormium tenax J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. – New Zealand flax

Subordinate Taxa

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U.S. Weed Information
Phormium tenax New Zealand flax New Zealand hemp This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
HEAR USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station. Makawao, Hawaii.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Hawaii FAC

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University of Hawaii Botany Department: Alien Plants of Hawaii (PHTE8)



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