EPPO Global Database

Pistia stratiotes(PIIST)

Distribution details in Russia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1989
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/090) : recorded in 2003 in ponds and rivers of Moscow and its neighbourhood.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/164) : found in the delta of the Volga River in 1989, as well as in the Kutum River. The species was able to survive because hot water was released by a nearby electric power station.
* Pilipenko VN (1993) Pistia stratiotes (Araceae), a tropical species in the delta of the Volga river. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 78, 119-120.

* Schanzer IA, Shvetsov AN, Ivanov MV (2003) Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes are spreading in ponds and rivers of Moscow and Moscow region. Byulleten Moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispytatelei Prirody Otdel Biologicheskii 108, 85-88.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
China Present, widespread view...
Kazakhstan Present, no details view...
Poland Present, no details view...
Ukraine Present, no details view...