EPPO Global Database

Pistia stratiotes(PIIST)

Distribution details in Slovenia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2001
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/090) : naturalized in a thermal stream (Topla) near Catez.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/160) : present, no details.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/062) : it is recalled that the species was first observed in an oxbow lake (a thermal water body) along the Sava River in Southeast Slovenia in 2001. Studies showed that it can outcompete native species.
* Jaklič M, Koren Š, Jogan N (2020) Alien water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes L.) outcompeted native macrophytes and altered the ecological conditions of a Sava oxbow lake (SE Slovenia). Acta Botanica Croatica, DOI: 10.37427/botcro-2020-009.

* Jogan N, Eler K & Novak Š (2012) [Handbook for systematic mapping of invasive alien plant species]. Zavod Symbiosis in Botanično društvo Slovenije, 52 pp (in Slovenian).

* Šajna N, Haler M, Škornik S, Kaligarič M (2007) Survival and expansion of Pistia stratiotes L. in a thermal stream in Slovenia. Aquatic Botany 87, 75-79.

* Khbbach A, Libiad M, Ennabili A (2019) Invasion increasing risk of Al Jawahir Wadi lentic habitats by Pistia stratiotes L. (North-Central Morocco). Botanica Complutensi, 43, 97-107.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Croatia Present, no details view...
Italy Present, no details view...
Italy Sardegna Present, no details view...