EPPO Global Database

Azolla pinnata(AZOPI)

Code created in: 2002-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AZOPI
  • Preferred name: Azolla pinnata
  • Authority: Brown


Western Asia, Himalayas, Bangladesh, northeast India, China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea, Indochina, Malesia, tropical Africa, Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia. A. pinnata has been divided into subspecies confined respectively to Africa, Asia and Australia. Introduced in North America

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Azolla africana Desvaux
Azolla pinnata subsp. africana (Desvaux) Saunders & Fowler
Azolla pinnata subsp. asiatica (Desvaux) Saunders & Fowler
Azolla pinnata var. africana (Desvaux) Baker

Common names
Name Language
African azolla English (AU)
feathered mosquito fern English
ferny azolla English (AU)
pinnate mosquito fern English (US)
water velvet English (AU)
afrikanischer Algenfarn German
gefiederter Algenfarn German
aka-ukikusa Japanese
アカウキクサ Japanese
mǎn jiāng hón Chinese
满江红 Chinese
물개구리밥 Korean
mul gae gu ri bap Korean