EPPO Global Database

Chlorophytum comosum(CFYCO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CFYCO
  • Preferred name: Chlorophytum comosum
  • Authority: (Thunberg) Jacques


Western Africa (Sierre Leone to Cameroon), Eastern Africa (Sudan to South Africa). Widely cultivated as an ornamental houseplant. Introduced in various tropical and subtropical countries (e.g. Bangladesh, Korea, Ecuador, Australia)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Chlorophytum elatum Brown
Chlorophytum sternbergianum (Schultes) Steudel

Common names
Name Language
ribbon plant English
spider ivy English
spider plant English
walking anthericum English
Fliegender Holländer German
Grünlilie German
phalangère French
plante araignée French
rubanier French
cinta Spanish
lazo Spanish
malamadre Spanish
falangio Italian
graslelie Dutch
clorofito Portuguese
planta-aranha Portuguese
ampellilja Swedish
orizururan Japanese
オリヅルラン Japanese
хлорофитум хохлатый Russian
diào lán Chinese
吊兰 Chinese
접란 Korean
jeop ran Korean