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Carolina fanwort

Cabomba caroliniana

Invasive Alien Species of Union concern

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Foto: arhiv Zavoda Symbiosis

Origin: South Amerika and eastern North Amerika.

First finding in Slovenia: Not yet found in Slovenia. 

Pathways:  Formerly an ornamental plant for aquaria and garden ponds, importing transport and selling are banned since 2016. Secondary spread is possible especially through broken of fragments of stems which can float to other places and are inadvertently transported on fishing equipment and boats. 

Possible to find: year-round

Flowering season: June-September

Habitat: Slow running streams and rivers, ponds, fish ponds, lakes, canals and water basins. Grows best at subtropical temperatures of 13-27 oC, but survives also at temperatures below zero. 

Similar species: Other fanwort species: Cabomba furcata, C. pulcherrima, C. haynesi, water milfoils, Myriophyllum spp. 

After:

Kus Veenvliet, J. in P. Veenvliet, 2016, Poročilo o izvedbi II. faze projektne naloge Osveščanje o invazivnih tujerodnih vrstah, Uredbi (EU) št. 1143/2014 o preprečevanju in obvladovanju vnosa in širjenja invazivnih tujerodnih vrst in o odstranitvi orjaškega dežena. Izvajalec: Zavod Symbiosis. Naročnik: Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor.  https://bit.ly/2Gmucyk

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