EPPO Global Database

Alternanthera philoxeroides(ALRPH)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-08-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ALRPH
  • Preferred name: Alternanthera philoxeroides
  • Authority: (von Martius) Grisebach

Notes

South America. An aquatic species, cultivated as an aquarium plant, readily escaping to establish as an aquatic weed. Introduced in Himalayas, India to Indochina, China, Japan, Malesia, southern USA, Mexico, Australasia

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Achyranthes paludosa Bunbury
Achyranthes philoxeroides (von Martius) Standley
Alternanthera philoxerina Suessenguth
Bucholzia philoxeroides von Martius
Telanthera philoxeroides (von Martius) Moquin-Tandon

Common names
Name Language
alligator weed English (US)
hierba del caimán Spanish (HN)
hierba lagarto Spanish
lagunilla Spanish (AR)
raíz colorada Spanish (UY)
erva-da-jacaré Portuguese (BR)
tripa-de-sapo Portuguese (BR)
mizu-tsuru-nogeitô Japanese
nagae-tsuru-nogeitô Japanese
ナガエツルノゲイトウ Japanese
ミズツルノゲイトゥ Japanese
альтернантера филоксероидная Russian
xǐ hàn lián zǐ cǎo Chinese
喜旱莲子草 Chinese