EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/045

Exotic vegetation in thermal waters in Hungary

In Hungary, there are many thermal springs. Within these habitats, hot waters are used for the cultivation of tropical and subtropical aquatic plants. The vegetation of the Fényes-springs area has been surveyed. The most frequent exotic species found were Cabomba caroliniana (Cabombaceae, EPPO List of IAP), Ceratopteris thalictroides (Pteridaceae), Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae, EPPO List of IAP), Hygrophila difformis (Acanthaceae), Hygrophila corymbosa (Acanthaceae), Hygrophila polysperma (Acanthaceae, EPPO Alert List), Limnophila sessiliflora (Plantaginaceae, EPPO Alert List), Nymphaea spp. and Rotala rotundifolia (Lythraceae).


Lukács BA, Dorotovič Cs, Hűvös-Récsi A, Barina Z ; Matus G (2008) Exotic aquatic macrophytes in the Pannonicum: flora and vegetation of the Fényes-springs of Tata (Hu) and the Pece-creek of Sînmartin (RO). (Abstract of a paper presented at the 8th conference on Floristical and vegetation research in the Carpathian basin). Kitaibelia 13(1), 113.