EPPO Global Database

Ambrosia trifida(AMBTR)

Distribution details in France

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1901
Comments
Observed in France since 1901, it started to colonize maize and soybean crops at the end of the 1990s. Surveys carried out in the 2010s found the plant around Toulouse (approximately 30 infested fields), and in scattered fields in Ain and Vaucluse department.
References
* Chauvel B, Fried G, Monty A, Rossi JP, Tassus X, Le Bourgeois T (2018) Ambroisie trifide et à épis lisses deux poids, deux mesures. Phytoma n° 712, 47-51.
------- Southwestern France, still rare but expanding.

* Coste H (1975) Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France. Suppl. 3 [Jovet, P. & Vilmorin, R. de] Paris.

* NPPO of France. Fiche d'alerte ou de signal of the 22/10/2013.

* Germain JF, Balmès V, Mouttet R, Ramel JM, Fried G, Reynaud P (2014) Espèces invasives : 3 années d'alertes et de signalements à l'Anses, unité entomologie et plantes invasives. Paper presented at the AFPP Colloque ravageurs et insectes invasifs et émergents (Montpellier, FR, 2014-10-21), 11 pp.

* Martinez Q, Rodriguez A, Fried G, Chauvel B (2014) Ambrosia trifida in France: current distriubtion and ecological knowledge. Towards an eradication of the species? Poster, 4th International Symposium on Weeds and Invasive Plants. (Agricultural Weeds and Plant Invaders), Montpellier, France, May 18-23, 2014.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belgium Transient, under eradication view...
Germany Present, no details view...
Italy Present, no details view...
Spain Present, no details view...
Switzerland Present, no details view...