Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1256867
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateLA
CountySt. Martin
LocalityHenderson Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAtchafalaya
HUC8 Number08080101
HUC10 NameMiddle Atchafalaya River
HUC10 Number0808010102
HUC12 NameHenderson Lake
HUC12 Number080801010207
Map
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Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | escaped captivity pond | released aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:28736
Author:David, J.T., M. Walker, and B. Salyers.
Date:2014
Title:Part VI-A, waterbody management plan series: Henderson Lake - lake history & management issues
Publisher:Office of Fisheries, Inland Fisheries Section, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Pages:28 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:28737
Author:Molloy, B.
Date:2016
Title:Henderson Mayor lowering lake levels to save wildlife
Publisher:KATC.com
CommentsDiscovered in fall of 2012. Treatment ongoing in 2016.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
VerifierLA DWF
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size8 acres (sprayed)


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2021].

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