EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/065

Sagittaria montevidensis subsp. calycina : a new weed species found in Spain

In September 2003, a new invasive plant species was found in rice fields at Lanaja near Huesca (Aragón), Spain. The plant was identified as Sagittaria montevidensis subsp. calycina (Alismataceae). The plants were abundant in the rice fields and their surroundings. It is considered that these plants had been present for some time. Sagittaria montevidensis subsp. calycina is a North American species which occurs in USA and Mexico. A conspecific taxon, Sagittaria montevidensis is considered as an invasive species in Australia, New Zealand and southern USA.


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