EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/226

First report of Cabomba caroliniana in France

In France, Cabomba caroliniana (Cabombaceae, EPPO List of IAP) has been recorded for the first time on the Bourgogne canal in Dijon during the hottest period of summer 2005. A study had been undertaken since 15 km of the canal had been significantly invaded over this period. This study ascertained that in general, indigenous species were present, but noted the new occurrence of C. caroliniana. Water analysis did not show any quality degradation in the canal. Until now, C. caroliniana is only considered casual in France.


Dutartre A, Chauvin C, Grange J (2006) Colonisation végétale du canal de Bourgogne à Dijon. Bilan 2006 – Propositions de gestion. Voies Navigables de France, Cemagref. 87 p.

Contact: Alain Dutartre, Cemagref Bordeaux (FR), alain.dutartre@bordeaux.cemagref.fr