EPPO Global Database

Cleome viscosa(CLEVI)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CLEVI
  • Preferred name: Cleome viscosa
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Eastern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, China, Indochina, Malesia, Sahel (from Senegal to Ethiopia), Madagascar, New Guinea, Australasia. Introduced in southeastern USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Arivela viscosa (Linnaeus) Rafinesque
Cleome icosandra Linnaeus
Polanisia icosandra Wight & Arnott
Polanisia viscosa (Linnaeus) Blume

Common names
Name Language
Asian spider flower English
tickweed English (AU)
klebrige Spinnenpflanze German
acaya jaune French
brède caya French
mouzambe jaune French
alheli Spanish
arbeja de paloma Spanish (ES)
frijolillo Spanish
jazmín de rio Spanish
jitomate Spanish
mostaza silvestri Spanish (ES)
tabaquillo Spanish
bredo-mama Portuguese
capim-fedorento Portuguese
jasmim-do-rio Portuguese
himefûchôsô Japanese
kipanahimefûchô Japanese
キパナヒメフウチョウ, Japanese
ヒメフウチョウソゥ Japanese
клеоме клейкая Russian
huáng huā cài Chinese
黄花菜 Chinese