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


Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea. Cultivated as a fibre plant, and occasionally as an ornamental. Introduced in Central Asia (Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan), Malesia (Malaya, Sumatra, Java), Gabon to Zaïre, USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean (Hispaniola), Colombia, Paraguay, southern Brazil, Australia (Queensland)

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