EPPO Global Database

Aerva javanica(AERJA)

Overview
Code created in: 2004-04-19

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AERJA
  • Preferred name: Aerva javanica
  • Authority: (Burman) Schultes

Notes

Mediterranean (southern), Western Asia, Indian peninsula, Sahel and eastern Africa (to Mozambique). Used for land reclamation, but also potentially invasive. Introduced in Australia. 


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Aerva javanica var. javanica (Burman) Schultes
Aerva persica (Burman) Merrill
Aerva tomentosa Forsskål
Iresine javanica Burman
Iresine persica Burman

Common names
Name Language
desert cotton English
Java aerva English (US)
kapok bush English
loved hammidbar Hebrew
לֹבֶד הַמִּדְבָּר Hebrew