Invasive Species Compendium

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Populus (poplars)


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  • 17 November 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Populus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • poplars
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Populus L.

Preferred Common Name

  • poplars

International Common Names

  • Spanish: alamos
  • French: peupliers

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Pappel
  • Netherlands: populieren

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Salicales
  •                         Family: Salicaceae
  •                             Genus: Populus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 01 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


-Jammu and KashmirPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent


Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresent

North America

CanadaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-British ColumbiaPresent
United StatesPresent

South America



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Stobbs, L. W., Greig, N., Weaver, S., Shipp, L., Ferguson, G., 2009. The potential role of native weed species and bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) on the epidemiology of Pepino mosaic virus. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(2), 254-261.

Distribution References

Amini S, Nozari J, Mandelshtam M Yu, Knížek M, Etemad V, Faccoli M, 2017. New records of Iranian bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, scolytinae) and their host plants. Zootaxa. 4350 (2), 396-400. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4350.2.13

Barsi L, Lamberti F, 2004. Morphometrics of Longidorus juvenilis and first record of L. aetnaeus and L. moesicus (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from Serbia. Nematologia Mediterranea. 32 (1), 5-14.

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Cerny K, Malinova M, Tomsovsky M, Strnadova V, Holub V, Mrazkova M, Gabrielova S, 2008. First report of Phoma exigua var. populi causing canker of twigs and shoots of poplar in the Czech Republic. Plant Disease. 92 (10), 1473. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-92-10-1473A

Șenol Ö, Beğen H A, Görür G, Demİrtaș E, 2015. New additions and invasive aphids for Turkey's aphidofauna (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea). Turkish Journal of Zoology. 39 (1), 39-45.

Goliszek K, Łagowska B, Golan K, 2011. Scale insects (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha, Coccoidea) on ornamental plants in the field in Poland. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum - Hortorum Cultus. 10 (2), 75-84.

Guru S K, Chandola P, Nitin Kumar, 2015. Distribution of Physalis species in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh states of India. In: 25th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference, Hyderabad, India, 13-16 October 2015. Proceedings, Volume III (poster papers) [25th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference, Hyderabad, India, 13-16 October 2015. Proceedings, Volume III (poster papers).], [ed. by Shetty S V R, Prasad T V R, Chinnusamy C, Sanjay M T, Sondhia S, Kumar S]. Jabalpur, India: Indian Society of Weed Science. 16.

Hoddle M S, Triapitsyn S V, Morgan D J W, 2003. Distribution and plant association records for Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 86 (1), 89-91. DOI:10.1653/0015-4040(2003)086[0089:DAPARF]2.0.CO;2

Ilie A L, Marinescu M, 2018. New data about the galls from Tinca area (Bihor County, Romania). Current Trends in Natural Sciences. 7 (13), 70-74.

Kök Ș, Kasap İ, Özdemİr I, 2016. Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) species determined in Çanakkale Province with a new record for the aphid fauna of Turkey. Türkiye Entomoloji Dergisi. 40 (4), 397-412.

Lopes J R S, Landa B B, Fereres A, 2014. A survey of potential insect vectors of the plant pathogenic bacterium Xylella fastidiosa in three regions of Spain. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research. 12 (3), 795-800. DOI:10.5424/sjar/2014123-5613

Lushaj B M, Woodward S, Keča N, Intini M, 2010. Distribution, ecology and host range of Armillaria species in Albania. Forest Pathology. 40 (6), 485-499. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0329.2009.00624.x

Moussa Z, Tannouri A, 2018. First report of the main vector of Dutch elm disease Scolytus multistriatus (Marsham, 1802) on elm and poplar trees in Lebanon (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France. 123 (4), 429-434. DOI:10.32475/bsef_2045

Nazarenko V Yu, Gontarenko A V, 2017. New records of Mesites (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in Ukraine. Vestnik Zoologii. 51 (1), 75-78. DOI:10.1515/vzoo-2017-0012

Stobbs L W, Greig N, Weaver S, Shipp L, Ferguson G, 2009. The potential role of native weed species and bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) on the epidemiology of Pepino mosaic virus. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 31 (2), 254-261.

Tunç İ, Bahșİ Ü, Göçmen H, 2012. Thysanoptera fauna of the aegean region, Turkey, in the spring. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 36 (5), 592-606.

Zhang Q T, He M, Lu Q, Liang J, Zhang X Y, 2013. Morphological and molecular identification of Cytospora germanica causing canker on Populus spp. in China. Plant Disease. 97 (6), 846. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-12-1065-PDN

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