Cabomba caroliniana

Family Cabombaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; WoNS shortlist (pre-2012); NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCabomba, Carolina Fanwort, Carolina Watershield, Common Cabomba, Fanwort, Fish Grass, Washington Grass, Watershield
SynonymsCabomba australis Speg.; Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana; Cabomba caroliniana var. paucipartita Ramsh. & Florsch.; Nectris caroliniana (A.Gray) Steud.
Growth formAquatic, Herb
Seed dispersal morphologyInformation unavailable
Maximum height (m)10
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America, South America, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)NT, QLD, NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)Asia, Pacific Ocean Islands, North America
Habitat types (exotic)Riparian systems, Water bodies
Soil type (exotic)Aquatic
Decade of introduction1960

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30438283414122614
RCP 8.5 2050 3044226301412304
RCP 8.5 2070 3043834301412264

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information