EPPO Global Database

Centella asiatica(CLLAS)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CLLAS
  • Preferred name: Centella asiatica
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Urban


Caucasus, Western Asia (Yemen to Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea, Africa (except Mediterranean), Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand. Used as a vegetable and medicinally. Introduced in South America (Colombia), USA (Florida, Oregon, Hawaii) and many oceanic islands

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Centella coriacea Nannfeldt
Hydrocotyle asiatica Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Asiatic pennywort English (US)
coinwort English (US)
gotu kola English
Indian pennywort English
spadeleaf English
indischer Wassernabel German
herbe du tigre French
hydrocotyle asiatique French
hydrocotyle indien French
antanan Spanish
brahmi Spanish
gotu kola Spanish
oreja de ratón Spanish (CU)
pegaga Spanish
centella Italian
erba della tigre e dell'elefante Italian
brahmi Dutch
gotu kola Dutch
centela Portuguese
pangana Portuguese
sallatsspikblad Swedish
tsubokusa Japanese
ツボクサ Japanese
центелла азиатская Russian
Asiatisk centella Danish
asiatisk skjoldblad Norwegian
jī xuě cǎo Chinese
积雪草 Chinese
brahma manduki Hindi
brahmi Hindi
daun pegaga Indonesian
pegaya Indonesian
병풀 Korean
byeong pul Korean
bhandi Sanskrit
bhandiri Sanskrit
mandukaparni Sanskrit
manduki Sanskrit