Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID248039
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateTX
CountyMarion/Harrison
LocalityLake Caddo
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCaddo Lake
HUC8 Number11140306
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month4
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17810
Author:Johnson, N.O.
Date:2008
Title:State gets tough to protect Caddo, other waterways.
Publisher:The Longview News-Journal, Longview, TX.
Volume:2008
Issue:April 9
Reference 2
Ref. Number:27946
Author:Brabham, C.
Date:2015
Title:Giant salvinia coverage on Caddo Lake up from 2014
Publisher:The Longview News-Journal
CommentsDiscovered in 2006. Treatment ongoing. 3,600 acres of water hyacinth on the Texas side of the lake as well as the 50 to 100 acres of giant salvinia
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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