EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/219

First record for Eichhornia crassipes in the wild in Sardinia (IT)

In Riola Sardo (on the mid-western coast of Sardinia, Italy), Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae, EPPO A2 List) was found for the first time in the wild in a channel of the Mar’e Foghe river. Within 2 months, the plant was able to cover an area of 150 m wide and over 8 km long. Among the very dense cover of Eichhornia crassipes, Hydrocotyle ranunculoides could also be found.


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