Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes in Campania and Sardinia (Italy)
Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae, EPPO A2 List) and Pistia stratiotes (Araceae, EPPO List of IAP) were introduced in Campania and Sardinia in Italy for ornamental and bioremediation purposes. The 2 species are now invasive in these provinces and are being mechanically controlled.
Brundu G, Stinca A, Angius L, Bonanomi G, Celesti-Grapow L, D'Auria G, Griffo R, Migliozzi A, Motti R, Spigno P (2012) Pistia stratiotes L. and Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms.: emerging invasive alien hydrophytes in Campania and Sardinia (Italy). EPPO Bulletin/Bulletin OEPP 42(3), 568-579.