EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/091

Eradication of Asparagus asparagoides in Andalucia (ES)


In Andalucia (ES), Asparagus asparagoides (Asparagaceae, EPPO Alert List) was the target of an eradication plan by the Consejería de Medio Ambiente in San José, in Chiclana de la Frontera, near Cádiz in 2010. The species was occasionally sold as an ornamental plant, and is suspected to have escaped from a garden. The eradication action was undertaken in La Barrosa periurban park, which is one of the most biodiverse coastal habitats of the Province of Cádiz. Manual removal of the invasive alien plant was undertaken, including the removal of the subterranean parts of the plant, in order to avoid damaging the protected species present in the area.

Sources

Europa Press (2010) La Junta de Andalucía erradica una "peligrosa" planta invasora que amenaza a especies del parque de La Barrosa (Cádiz). 5 Febrero de 2010.

http://www.europapress.es/epsocial/politica-social/noticia-junta-andalucia-erradica-peligrosa-planta-invasora-amenaza-especies-parque-barrosa-cadiz-20100205120649.html