EPPO Global Database

Azolla mexicana(AZOME)

Code created in: 2002-08-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AZOME
  • Preferred name: Azolla mexicana
  • Authority: C. Presl


Mexico, western USA and Canada. Introduced as an aquatic weed into other continents (various European countries). At one time, plants of this species were considered to be A. caroliniana. In particular, the so-called A. caroliniana reported in former years as an introduction to Eurasia is in fact A. mexicana

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Azolla cristata Kaulfuss

Common names
Name Language
lesser water fern English
Mexican mosquito fern English
azolla du Mexique French
azolla americana Italian
kleine kroosvaren Dutch
liten mossbräken Swedish
azolla meksykańska Polish