EPPO Global Database

Boehmeria nivea(BOHNI)

Last modification: 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
カラムシ Japanese
ナンバンカラムシ Japanese
ナンバンカラムイシ Japanese
karamushi Japanese
namban-karamushi Japanese
белое рами Russian
zhù má Chinese
苎麻 Chinese