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Giant Salvinia

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Giant salvinia
Scientific Name:
Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitch. (ITIS)
Common Name:
Giant salvinia, kariba-weed
Photo:
Giant salvinia, plants - Photo by Scott Bauer; USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Means of Introduction:
Horticultural trade (McFarland et al. 2004)
Impact:
Forms dense mats that block sunlight and reduce oxygen levels (McFarland et al. 2004)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status

Federally Regulated

  • USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

    Includes species listed as a Federal Noxious Weed under the Plant Protection Act, which makes it illegal in the U.S. to import or transport between States without a permit.

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Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Partnership

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; California Department of Food and Agriculture.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Mississippi State University. Geosystems Research Institute.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
East African Network for Taxonomy.
USDA. FS. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Federal Government

DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides distribution maps and collection information (State and County).
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

International Government

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Queensland Business and Industry Portal (Australia).
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy.
Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management.

State and Local Government

Arizona Game and Fish Department.
See also: Aquatic Invasive Species for additional risk analyses and related species information
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
See also: Included on California's noxious weed list; see Encycloweedia: Program Details for additional resources
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Aquatic Nuisance Species Program.
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division. Noxious Weed Program.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Academic

Texas A&M University. AgriLife Extension Service. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
University of California. Weed Research and Information Center.
See also: Weeds in Natural Areas for more information sheets

Professional

Colorado Weed Management Association.

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