Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss (ITIS)
Oxygen weed, Lagarosiphon, African elodea, curly waterweed
Southern Africa (Bickel 2011)
Spread through the world by the aquarium trade (Bickel 2011)
Includes species listed as a Federal Noxious Weed under the Plant Protection Act, which makes it illegal in the U.S. to import or transport between States without a permit.
Google. YouTube; RTÉ Ireland. Eco Eye.
This beautiful episode opens on Lough Corrib at sunrise. Anja sees first-hand the devastating and costly impacts of a new arrival to an existing ecosystem, Lagarosiphon Major a pond weed has taken hold in the waterbody. Part 1 of 4
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Oxygen Weed.
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions; Atlas of Living Australia; Australian Government. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
See also: Ecological Risk Screening Summaries for more species summaries
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Business Queensland (Australia).
State and Local Government
University of California. Weed Research and Information Center.
See also: Weeds in Natural Areas for more information sheets
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
Bickel, T.O. 2011. Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss ex Wager (Curly Water Weed). In: Francis, R.A. (Ed.). A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species (1st ed.). Routledge.
Csurhes, S. and R. Edwards. 1998. Potential Environmental Weeds in Australia: Candidate Species for Preventative Control (PDF | 1.3 MB). Environment Australia.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Lagarosiphon major. [Accessed Mar 5, 2015].