EPPO Global Database

Cabomba caroliniana(CABCA)

Distribution details in Belgium

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1998
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2017/069) : first found in 1998 an abandoned fishing pond in Holsbeek, province Vlaams-Brabant. This population disappeared following dredging and restocking of the pond in 2006. In 2013, a second population was found in sint-Pauwels in an isolated 4 m-wide ditch.

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/106) : A survey identified a single site along the canal Zuid-Willemsvaart where plants were rooted over an area of 60 m2 and further viable fragments were found over a 25 km stretch of the canal between Neerharen and Bree. The authors suggest that the eradication of C. caroliniana seems unlikely.
References
* Brunel S, Schrader G, Brundu G, Fried G (2010) Emerging invasive alien plants for the Mediterranean Basin. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 40(2), 219-238.

* Scheers K, Denys L, Packet J, Adriaens T (2016) A second population of Cabomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae) in Belgium with options for its eradication. BioInvasions Records 5, 227-232.

* Scheers K, Denys L, Jacobs I, Packet J, Smeekens V, Adriaens T (2019) Cabomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae) invades major waterways in Belgium. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 420, 22.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, few occurrences view...
Netherlands Present, few occurrences view...