EPPO Global Database

Eragrostis tef(ERATF)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ERATF
  • Preferred name: Eragrostis tef
  • Authority: (Zuccarini) Trotter


Western Asia, eastern Africa. Cultivated as a cereal and fodder plant. Introduced into some European countries, Central and southern Asia, most of Africa

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Eragrostis abyssinica (Jacquin) Link
Eragrostis pilosa subsp. abyssinica (Jacquin) Ascherson & Gräbner
Poa abyssinica Jacquin

Common names
Name Language
ingera English (AU)
teff English (AU)
äthiopisches Liebesgras German
Tef German
Teff German
Zwerghirse German
Abyssinisch liefdegras Dutch
теф Russian
teff Hungarian
milička habešská Czech
tef Slovak