Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1633146
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateFL
CountyMarion
LocalityRetention pond in The Forest subdivision. Adjacent to house (address 18465 SW 73 Lane, Dunnellon, FL). Pond is 0.75 acres in size. This site is 0.6 miles from 13.8 acre S molesta infestation within Rainbow Springs State Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWithlacoochee
HUC8 Number03100208
HUC10 NameLake Rousseau-Withlacoochee River
HUC10 Number0310020811
HUC12 NameRainbow River
HUC12 Number031002081101
Map
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Collection Day14
Collection Month11
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayplanted | escaped captivity | released
Statusunknown
CommentsSuspect more S. molesta sites will be found in the area with additional surveys. This site scheduled for herbicidal control by an FWC contractor.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Earliest Recorddrainage
VerifierIan Pfingsten
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/3/2021].

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