EPPO Global Database

Solanum elaeagnifolium(SOLEL)

Distribution details in Tunisia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1985

EPPO Reporting Service (2006/018) : first detected in the governorate of Kairouan, around 1985 (starting to become troublesome in Sbikha). Locally abundant, and actively spreading.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/064) : first collected in the Kairouan region, it has since spread to the whole governorate in orchards and field crops (in particular in vegetable crops).

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/023) : more details about the situation in Tunisia.
* Mekki M (2006) Potential threat of Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. To the Tunisian fields. In Brunel S (Ed.) (2006) Invasive plants in Mediterranean Type Regions of the World. Council of Europe publishing. Strasbourg. 430 pp (in press).

* Omezine A (2011) Introduction récente de certaines adventices des cultures en Tunisie. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 41(1), 77-84.

* Sayari N, Brundu G, Mekki M (2016) Mapping and monitoring an invasive alien plant in Tunisia: Siliverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) a noxious weed in agricultural areas. Tunisian Journal of Plant Protection 11, 219-228.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Algeria Present, restricted distribution view...
Libya Present, no details view...