Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitch. (ITIS)
Giant salvinia, kariba-weed
Brazil (McFarland et al. 2004)
1990s (McFarland et al. 2004)
Horticultural trade (McFarland et al. 2004)
Forms dense mats that block sunlight and reduce oxygen levels (McFarland et al. 2004)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Salvinia molesta. [Accessed Sep 16, 2023].
McFarland, D.G., L.S. Nelson, M.J. Grodowitz, R.M. Smart, and C.S. Owens. 2004. Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell (Giant Salvinia) in the United States: A review of species ecology and approaches to management (ERDC/EL SR-04-2) Jacksonville, Fla.: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Plant Control Research Program.