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-Nessel German
Ramie German
China grass English
false nettle English
ramie English
ramio blanco Spanish
ramie blanche French
ortica argentata Italian
ramia Italian
ramié Italian
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
Chinese ramie Dutch
ramie Dutch
ramie Portuguese
белое рами Russian
zhù má Chinese
苎麻 Chinese