EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/181

First record of Salvinia molesta in Corse (FR)

Salvinia molesta (Salviniaceae, EPPO Alert List) was observed for the first time in 2010 in Corse (FR), in a 900 m² water reservoir, south of the Ajaccio Gulf. S. molesta was covering the entire reservoir over a depth of 75 cm. The plant was most probably introduced by human activities 20 years ago, but it has not spread to other waterbodies as the reservoir is very isolated.


Paradis G & Miniconi R (2011) Une nouvelle espèce aquatique invasive découverte en Corse, au sud du golfe d’Ajaccio : Salvinia molesta D.S.Mitch (Salviniaceae, Pteridophyta). Le Journal de Botanique de la Société botanique de France 54, 45-48.