Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID228663
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateSC
CountyColleton
LocalityPineland Plantation, pond located off secondary road 87 about 10 miles south of Walterboro.
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSalkehatchie
HUC8 Number03050207
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker in aquaculture | planted ornamental
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:10222
Author:Johnson, D.
Date:1995
Title:Giant salvinia found in South Carolina.
Journal:Aquatics
Volume:17
Issue:4
Pages:22
Reference 2
Ref. Number:10771
Author:Whetstone, J.M., S.J. de Kozlowski, and C.A. Aulbach.
Date:1999
Title:Eradication of Salvinia molesta from a small pond in Colleton County, South Carolina
Pages:13
Reference 3
Ref. Number:16137
Author:South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Date:2007
Title:South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Plan.
Publisher:South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Volume:2007
Issue:March
CommentsFirst occurrence in the US.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
VerifierAulbach, C.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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