EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/129

Presence of Solanum elaeagnifolium in the North of Spain

Several plants of Solanum elaeagnifolium (Solanaceae, EPPO List of invasive alien plants) have been observed in 2004 in the surroundings of Zaragoza in ruderal habitats. Its presence raises concerns due to the proximity of vegetable fields. Considering its potential as a dangerous weed and also the small size of the infested area, the Aragon Government has applied directed herbicide treatments after collecting the fruits to control the outbreak.


Menéndez J, Bastida F, Fernández-Quintanilla C, Gonzáles JL, Recasens J, Royuela M, Verdu A, Zaragoza C (2005) Malherbologia Iberica y Magrebi : soluciones comunes a problemas comunes. Universidad de Huelva. Junta de Andalucia. X Congresso de la Sociedad Española de Malherbologia, 5-7 Octubre 2005.