Monday, October 30, 2006


VietNamNet Bridge is reporting that the South American aquatic weed Salvinia molesta may be gaining a foothold in Vietnam. Apparently the floating plant has been used for some time in water gardens in Ho Chi Minh City. Now biologists are concerned that the species will escape from cultivation into local water well they should be, as Salvinia molesta is already considered invasive in many other other parts of the world.

Via a forward from the FICMNEW listserver.

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