First reports of Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes in Morocco
Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae, EPPO A2 List) and Pistia stratiotes (Araceae, EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants) are reported in Morocco. These species were introduced as ornamental plants in the country prior to the Moroccan phytosanitary regulations which were adopted in 2002 (see EPPO RS 2013/155).
Arrêté du ministre de l’Agriculture, du développement rural et des eaux et forêts n° 832-02 du 30 rabii II 1423 (12 juin 2002).
Bouhache M ; Taleb A (2013) New developments on Invasive Plants species of Morocco: Detection of Two Aquatic Plants. Regional Hands-on Training Workshop for Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) and Weed Risk management (WRM). FAO (RNE, AGPM, FAO Iraq) and the Ministry of Agriculture of Jordan in Amman (Jordan), 16-20 June 2013.