EPPO Global Database

Salvinia molesta(SAVMO)

Code created in: 2003-02-26

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


Probably of hybrid origin, and reproducing only asexually. Thought to have originated in Brazil. The name applies to a multiplicity of different clones. Grown as an aquarium plant, and now widely naturalized and invasive throughout the world.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Salvinia adnata Desvaux

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
salvinie auriculée French
salvinie massive French
grote vlotvaren Dutch
murure-carrapatinho Portuguese
öronsimbräken Swedish
сальвиния вредная Russian
rén yàn huái cài pín Chinese
rén yàn huái yè píng Chinese
人厌槐叶苹 Chinese
人厭槐菜蘋 Chinese (TW)