Arundo donax
Arundo donax
(giantreed)
Plants
Exotic

42 results for Arundo donax (giantreed)

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Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
3909 Arundo donax Food Web Observational Field The presence of Arundo donax in California has led to change in riparian vegetation... 35020
3910 Arundo donax Commerce Observational Field Arundo donax canes are used to build roofs, fishing rods, plant stakes, and reeds for... 35021
3911 Arundo donax Infrastructure Experimental Laboratory Arundo donax is considered a good candidate for biofuel. 35021
3917 Arundo donax Commerce Observational N/A Arundo donax cultivated and for the use of making reeds for woodwind musical instruments... 30144
3918 Arundo donax Commerce Observational N/A Arundo donax is used to make industrial cellulose for paper production. 30144
3919 Arundo donax Competition Anecdotal N/A Arundo donax outcompetes Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass). 35104
3920 Arundo donax Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Dense stands of Arundo donax increase fire probability and feed fires due to their density... 35019
3931 Arundo donax Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Arundo donax has become a domnant species along the riverbanks of the Santa Anna River... 35019
4037 Arundo donax Habitat Alteration Observational Field Arundo donax changes microclimate by monopolizing streamside growth, but not providing... 35020
4038 Arundo donax Competition Observational Field In California, Arundo donax dominated stream bank habiat, preventing the growth of native... 35690
4039 Arundo donax Habitat Alteration Observational Field Arundo donax reduces arthropod abundance and diversity in invaded areas in California. 35020
4040 Arundo donax Food Web Anecdotal Field It is thought that the reduction in invertebrate abundance and diversity in stands of Arundo... 35020
6427 Arundo donax Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Arundo donax negatively impacts water availability in regions where water is scarce and... 41924
6557 Arundo donax Competition Observational Field In Southern California, Arundo donax outcompetes native vegetation due to its tall, dense... 30155
6558 Arundo donax Water Quality Anecdotal N/A Arundo donax dominated riverine areas have warmer water temperatures that typically result... 35019
6559 Arundo donax Water Quality Observational Field Arundo donax has changed timing and quality of organic matter inputs for federally... 30155
6560 Arundo donax Habitat Alteration Observational Field Arundo donax root masses are also brittle, causing undercutting of the bank, bank... 30155
6561 Arundo donax Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A In Southwestern United States, Arundo donax uses significantly more water than native... 30148
6562 Arundo donax Human Health Anecdotal N/A If Arundo donax is left unmanaged it poses a fire hazard, which is a safety hazard for... 30155
6563 Arundo donax Infrastructure Observational Field Arundo donax alterations to hydrology can force streams in new directions resulting in... 30155
6564 Arundo donax Other Anecdotal N/A Arundo donax alterations to hydrology can result in areas being designated as high flood... 30203
6565 Arundo donax Other Observational Field Arundo donax outcompetes native vegetation and dominates riparian habitats where it... 35048
6566 Arundo donax Commerce Anecdotal N/A The use of Arundo donax for water treatment was also noted to be attractive as a potential... 30166
6567 Arundo donax Recreation Observational N/A Arundo donax is of important cultural significance through its influence on music dating... 30144
6568 Arundo donax Other Observational N/A Arundo donax has “great promise” for development of novel drugs for human diseases. It has shown... 30165
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