EPPO Global Database

Salvinia molesta(SAVMO)

Last modification: 2003-02-26

Basic information
  • EPPO code: SAVMO
  • Preferred name: Salvinia molesta
  • Authority: Mitchell


Thought to have appeared in Brazil,  S. molesta is probably of hybrid origin, and reproduces only asexually. The name applies to a multiplicity of different clones. Grown as an aquarium plant, and now widely naturalized and invasive throughout the world.

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Salvinia adnata Desvaux
Salvinia auriculata auctorum
Salvinia radula Baker
Salvinia rotundifolia Willdenow

Common names
Name Language
African payal English
African pyle English
aquarium watermoss English
Australian azolla English
giant azolla English
giant salvinia English
Kariba weed English
salvinia moss English
water fern English
water spangles English
Bueschelfarn German
Lästiger Schwimmfarn German
salvinia géante French
grote vlotvaren Dutch
murure-carrapatinho Portuguese
öronsimbräken Swedish
сальвиния вредная Russian
人厌槐叶苹 Chinese
人厭槐菜蘋 Chinese (TW)