EPPO Global Database

Pistia stratiotes(PIIST)

Distribution details in Spain

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2006: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, restricted distribution (2011-06).
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/073) : controlled in Andalucía

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/090) : collected in 2001 in Guipuzcoa (Pais Vasco), no recent information available in this region. In Southern Spain, P. stratiotes was observed in 2005 in the Donana Park in a canal.
* 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.

* García Murillo P, Dana Sánchez ED, Rodríguez Hiraldo C (2005) Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae) una planta acuática exotica en las proximidades del parque nacional de Doñana (SW España). Acta Botanica Malacitana 20, 235-236.

* Ortega F, Dana ED, García-Murillo P (2006) Control of Pistia stratiotes near Doñana Natural Park (SW Spain). In: Invasive plants in Mediterranean Type Regions of the World (Ed. by S Brunel). Council of Europe publishing. Strasbourg. p. 371.

* NPPO of Spain (2011-06).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, few occurrences view...
Morocco Present, no details view...