EPPO Global Database

Boerhavia diffusa(BOEDI)

Code created in: 2004-05-24

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BOEDI
  • Preferred name: Boerhavia diffusa
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mediterranean (locally), Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, China, southeast Asia, most of Africa, USA (southeast), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Boerhavia adscendens Willdenow
Boerhavia caribaea Jacquin
Boerhavia paniculata Richard
Boerhavia repens var. diffusa Hooker

Common names
Name Language
creeping spiderling English (US)
hogweed English
kolan English
patchouli English
red spiderling English (US)
tarvine English (AU)
boerhavia à fleurs rouges French
patagon French
valérian French
batata de porco Spanish
escorián morado Spanish (GT)
hierba de cabro Spanish (GT)
hierba de perro Spanish
hierba de puerco Spanish
mata pavo Spanish (CU)
moradilla Spanish (GT)
pegajera Spanish (BO)
pega-pollo Spanish (DO)
raíz china Spanish (BO)
rodilla de pollo Spanish (CO)
tostón Spanish
tripa de pollo Spanish (CO)
erva-tostão Portuguese (BR)
pega-pinto Portuguese (BR)
huáng xì xīn Chinese
黄细心 Chinese