EPPO Global Database

Echinochloa colona(ECHCO)

Code created in: 2001-10-16

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ECHCO
  • Preferred name: Echinochloa colona
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Link


Southern and eastern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, China, Indochina, Malesia, Africa (throughout), Madagascar, New Guinea. Introduced in the north  of the Euromediterranean region, North, Central and South America, and Australia. However, sources do not altogether agree on the native and introduced distributions.

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Panicum colonum Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
awnless barnyardgrass English (AU)
birds' rice English
jungle rice English
jungle rice English (US)
marsh grass English
shama millet English
swamp grass English
Colona-Hühnerhirse German
Dekkangras German
kleine Hühnerhirse German
Kolonistenhühnerhirse German
Schamahirse German
blé de Dekkan French
échinochloa des cultures French
herbe de riz French
oplismène des cultures French
panic colonisateur French
panic des cultivateurs French
panic pied-de-coq French
arrocillo Spanish
capim arroz Spanish
champa Spanish (BO)
grama pintada Spanish (AR)
gramilla de rastrojo Spanish (AR)
hualcacho Spanish (CL)
liendre de puerco Spanish (CO)
mata bravo Spanish (CU)
paja de arroz Spanish
paja de pato Spanish
pasto overito Spanish (AR)
pata de gallo Spanish
zacate de agua Spanish (HN)
zacate pinto Spanish (HN)
giavone meridionale Italian
panico porporino Italian
Europese hanenpoot Dutch
angolinho-branco Portuguese (BR)
capim-arroz Portuguese (BR)
capim-coloninho Portuguese (BR)
capituva Portuguese (BR)
inco-do-arroz Portuguese (BR)
milhã-listrada Portuguese
milhã-pé-de-galo Portuguese
kycklingshirs Swedish
kohimebie Japanese
kohimepie Japanese
wasebie Japanese
コヒメビエ Japanese
コヒメピエ Japanese
ワセビエ Japanese
ежовник крестьянский Russian
ежовник пирамидальный Russian
tipunhirssi Finnish
cinek Turkish
dachenit hashalchin Hebrew
דָּחְנִית הַשַּׁלְחִין Hebrew
sáma-köles Hungarian
pota de gall menuda Catalan
guāng tóu bài Chinese
光头稗 Chinese
ježatka osadní Czech