First official report of Pueraria lobata, Fallopia japonica in Italy
In Italy, Pueraria lobata (Fabaceae, EPPO A2 List) was observed in October 2007 in Viggiù (Lombardia) and covers an area of approximately 1000 m². Fallopia japonica (Polygonaceae, EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants) was observed in May 2008 in Villasanta (Milan province) and covers an area of approximately 300 m². This is the first official report of an invasive alien plant received at EPPO. The EPPO Secretariat encourages member countries to send us this type of information.
NPPO of the Lombardy Region, Italy, Laboratorio fitopatologico SFR di Minoprio, 2008-02 and 2008-06.