Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1321778
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateHI
CountyKauai
LocalityKilauea River [Stream], near Kahili Beach
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameKauai
HUC8 Number20070000
HUC10 Number2007000001
Map
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Collection Month9
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft | escaped captivity pond
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:28975
Author:Else, J.
Date:2016
Title:Clearing the Kilauea River
Publisher:The Garden Island
Reference 2
Ref. Number:28976
Author:Kaua'i Invasive Species Committee.
Date:2003
Title:KISC approved meeting minutes
Publisher:Kaua'i Invasive Species Committee
Pages:6 pp
Reference 3
Ref. Number:31190
Author:Else, J.
Date:2018
Title:Pam and Bob Warren are on a mission to save the river
Publisher:The Garden Island
CommentsUnknown discovery date. Possibly introduced in 2003.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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