EPPO Global Database

Azolla caroliniana(AZOCA)

Code created in: 2002-08-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AZOCA
  • Preferred name: Azolla caroliniana
  • Authority: Willdenow


Eastern North America, Caribbean, eastern South America. The Azolla introduced into Eurasia in former years has proved in reality to be A. mexicana. Apparently, A. caroliniana has never occurred in Eurasia.

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Salvinia azolla Raddi

Common names
Name Language
Atlantic azolla English (US)
Carolina mosquito fern English (US)
eastern mosquito fern English
Carolina-Algenfarn German
kleiner Algenfarn German
azolla de Caroline French
kleine kroosvaren Dutch
almiscar-vegetal Portuguese (BR)
азолла каролинская Russian
moszatpáfrány Hungarian
азола Serbian
азола каролінська Ukrainian