EPPO Global Database

Pontederia crassipes(EICCR)

Distribution details in Spain

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, no details
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/243)

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/045) : considered invasive in Spain.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/066) : Situation of Eichhornia crassipes in the Guadiana river (ES)
espite intensive management efforts through the removal of 183 000 tonnes of plant material in 2004 and 2006, and of 40 000 tonnes removed in 2010, the species spread again in 2011. Forty one thousand (51 000) tonnes were removed in 2012. As of 2012, more than 21 million euros had been spent to manage the species.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/231) : occurs in Valencian area and Baleares.
References
* Andreu J, Vilá M, Hulme PE (2009) An assessment of stakeholder perceptions and management of noxious alien plants in Spain. Environmental Management 43, 1244-1255.

* 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.

* El País (2013) El camalote enraíza en el Guadiana. 24 Marso. http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2013/03/23/actualidad/1364077349_999085.html

* Mayoral O, Mascia F, Podda L, Laguna E, Fraga P, Rita J, Frigau L, Bacchetta G (2018) Alien plant diversity in Mediterranean wetlands: a comparative study within Valencian, Balearic and Sardinian floras. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici. DOI: 10.15835/nbha46210470.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Transient, under eradication view...
France Corse Transient, under eradication view...
Morocco Present, no details view...
Portugal Present, no details view...