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EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/227

Revision of the Spanish legislation on invasive alien species including plants

Following the experience gained with the application of the Real Decreto 1648/2011 on invasive alien species in Spain (see RS 2012/043), a new decree (630/2013) was produced on the 3rd of August 2013. The legislation updated the ‘Catalogue of Invasive Alien Species’ which was first developed in 1648/2011. The introduction of species listed in this Catalogue is prohibited in the natural environment. Their possession, transport, movement, trade of live or dead specimens or propagules are also prohibited within Spain, as well as their export. Authorisations may nevertheless be granted for research or health reasons. The Catalogue has been updated as follows:
  • Helianthus tuberosus (Asteraceae, EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants) which was regulated for the whole of Spain is removed from the Catalogue;
  • Arbutus unedo (Ericaceae), Centranthus ruber (Caprifoliaceae), Cytisus scoparius (Fabaceae), Eschscholzia californica (Papaveraceae), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) and Spartium junceum (Fabaceae) are added to the Catalogue for Canarias;
  • Crassula helmsii (Crassulaceae, EPPO A2 List), Elodea nuttallii (Hydrocharitaceae, EPPO List of IAP), Fallopia baldschuanica (Polygonaceae, EPPO List of IAP), Hedychium gardnerianum (Zingiberaceae), Hydrocotyle ranunculoides (Apiaceae, EPPO A2 List), Nicotiana glauca (Solanaceae), Nymphaea mexicana (Nymphaeceae) and Oxalis pes-caprae (Oxalidaceae) are added to the Catalogue for the whole of Spain.


Ministerio de agricultura, alimentación y medio ambiente, Boletín Official de Estado, Lunes 12 de diciembre de 2011, Núm. 29, Sec. I., 25 pp. http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2011/12/12/pdfs/BOE-A-2011-19398.pdf
Real Decreto 630/2013, de 2 de agosto, por el que se regula el Catálogo español de especies exóticas invasoras. Boletín Oficial del Estado, Sábado 3 de agosto de 2013, Núm. 185. http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/03/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-8565.pdf
RS 2012/043 New legislation on invasive alien species including plants in Spain. http://archives.eppo.int/EPPOReporting/2012/Rse-1202.pdf