EPPO Global Database

Aerva lanata(AERLA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AERLA
  • Preferred name: Aerva lanata
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Schultes


Southeast Mediterranean (Egypt), Western Asia (Arabia, Yemen), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (Vietnam), Malesia (Malaya, Sumatra, Java, Philippines), Tchad to Somalia, Côte d'Ivoire to Cameroon, Congo, Zaïre and East Africa, southwards to Angola and Mozambique, Madagascar. A widespread weed. Edible as a spinach

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ouret lanata (Linnaeus) Kuntze

Common names
Name Language
mountain knotgrass English