Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1320725
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateDC
CountyDistrict of Columbia
LocalityKenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
HUC10 NameAnacostia River
HUC10 Number0207001002
HUC12 NameLower Anacostia River
HUC12 Number020700100204
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month9
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on aquatic plants
Statusextirpated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:16075
Author:Orli, S., R. Russell, M. Toner, and E. Gardner.
Date:2016
Title:United States National Herbarium (US)
Publisher:Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution
Reference 2
Ref. Number:28826
Author:Steury, B.W.
Date:2004
Title:Noteworthy collections from the District of Columbia and Maryland
Journal:Castanea
Volume:69
Issue:2
Pages:154-157
CommentsIn a lily pad, probably accidentally introduced in root tangles of Pistia placed in lily ponds. Steury 905.2 Did not overwinter. NPS IRMA voucher
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalNational Capital Parks-East Herbarium, US
Museum Cat Number3420599
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size0.2 hectares


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/15/2019].

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