EPPO Global Database

Eragrostis tef(ERATF)

Last modification: 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
milička habešská Czech
äthiopisches Liebesgras German
Tef German
Teff German
Zwerghirse German
ingera English (AU)
teff English (AU)
teff Hungarian
Abyssinisch liefdegras Dutch
теф Russian
tef Slovak