EPPO Global Database

Acanthus mollis(ACUMO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ACUMO
  • Preferred name: Acanthus mollis
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Probably originally native to Italy and southern Mediterranean, but now widespread throughout the region, Macaronesia. Cultivated as an ornamental plant worldwide. Introduced in Mexico, New Zealand

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Acanthus niger Miller

Common names
Name Language
acanthus English
bear's breeches English
bear's foot English
common acanthus English
oak-leafed bear's breeches English (AU)
oyster plant English
soft-leaved bear's breeches English
echte Bärenklaue German
weichblättrige Bärenklaue German
acanthe French
acanthe à feuilles molles French
acanthe molle French
branche-ursine French
patta d'ours French
acanto Spanish
alas de ángel Spanish
alcanto Spanish
branca medicinal Spanish
carderona Spanish
carneruna Spanish
flor de Argel Spanish
hierba carderona Spanish
hierba giganta Spanish
hierba gigantina Spanish
lampazo Spanish
nazarenos Spanish
nazarenos de Andalucía Spanish
oreja de gigante Spanish
oreja gigante Spanish
acanto Italian
acanto comune Italian
brancalupo Italian
branca orsina Italian
zachte acanthus Dutch
acanto Portuguese
acanto-dos-poetas Portuguese
acanto-manso Portuguese
branca-ursina Portuguese
erva-gigante Portuguese
gigante Portuguese
pé-de-urso Portuguese
björnklo Swedish
blød akantus Swedish
mjukakantus Swedish
akansasu Japanese
akantsusu Japanese
haazami Japanese
アカンサス Japanese
アカンツス Japanese
ハアザミ Japanese
акант мягкий Russian
blød akantus Danish
ayıpençesi Turkish
akant Polish
akant miękki Polish
acanto Aragonese
hierba gigante Aragonese
akantoa Basque
acant Catalan
ala d'àngel Catalan
branca ursina Catalan
cànem de bruixes Catalan
carnera Catalan
caruera Catalan
herba carnera Catalan
herba gegant Catalan
orella de tata Catalan
meki primog Croatian
ħannewija Maltese
acant Occitan