Salvinia molesta

Family Salviniaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; WoNS shortlist (pre-2012); NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAfrican Payal, Aquarium Water-moss, Aquarium Watermoss, Giant Salvinia, Kariba Weed, Salvinia, Water Fern
SynonymsSalvinia auriculata Aubl.; Salvinia cucullata Bory
Growth formAquatic, Herb (Fern)
Seed dispersal morphologyInformation unavailable
Maximum height (m)0.2
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)WA, SA, NT, QLD, NSW, Norfolk Island, VIC
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands, Asia, Indian Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Water bodies, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Aquatic
Decade of introduction1950

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30143424362463430
RCP 8.5 2050 30203432262464232
RCP 8.5 2070 30203232282863832

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