EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/122

Salvinia molesta found in Portugal

Salvinia molesta (Salviniaceae – EPPO Alert List) has recently been found invading a reservoir on a private property in Odemira (Algarve) in Portugal, where it was initially introduced for ornamental purposes. The problem has been tackled by the local authorities, and for one month, the plant was mechanically removed and dried out before being burnt. Nevertheless, living plants are still being found in this locality.


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