EPPO Global Database

Boehmeria nivea(BOHNI)

Code created in: 2004-04-11

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BOHNI
  • Preferred name: Boehmeria nivea
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Gaudichaud-Beaupré


China, India, Japan, Korea, southeast Asia. Cultivated as a fibre plant, and occasionally as an ornamental. Introduced in North America and Caribbean

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Boehmeria nivea subsp. nivea (Linnaeus) Gaudichaud-Beaupré

Common names
Name Language
China grass English
false nettle English
ramie English
China-Nessel German
Ramie German
ramie blanche French
ramio blanco Spanish
ortica argentata Italian
ramia Italian
ramié Italian
Chinese ramie Dutch
ramie Dutch
ramie Portuguese
ramie-de-China Portuguese
seda-vegetal Portuguese
karamushi Japanese
namban-karamushi Japanese
カラムシ Japanese
ナンバンカラムイシ Japanese
ナンバンカラムシ Japanese
белое рами Russian
zhù má Chinese
苎麻 Chinese
모시풀 Korean
mo si pul Korean