EPPO Global Database

Gloriosa superba(GLOSI)

Code created in: 2000-06-08

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GLOSI
  • Preferred name: Gloriosa superba
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia, Himalayas, India to Indochina, China, Malesia, tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar. Cultivated as an ornamental climber, and used in traditional medicine. Introduced  in South America (Suriname), Australia

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Gloriosa lutea auctorum
Gloriosa rothschildiana O'Brien
Gloriosa simplex Linnaeus
Gloriosa virescens Lindley

Common names
Name Language
climbing lily English
creeping lily English
flame lily English
gloriosa lily English
glory lily English
Malabar lily English
Rothschild's lily English
superb lily English
vine lily English
Flammenlilie German
Malabar-Flammenlilie German
Malabar-Ruhmeskrone German
Malabar-Ruhmeslilie German
Prachtlilie German
Ruhmeslilie German
Tigerklaue German
glorieuse de Malabar French
lis de Malabar French
lis glorieux French
gorra de Turco Spanish
lírio de Malabar Spanish
lírio gloriosa Spanish
prachtylelie Dutch
guroriosa Japanese
kitsuneyuso Japanese
yuriguruma Japanese
キツネユソ Japanese
グロリオサ Japanese
グロリオサ Japanese
jiā lán shǔ Chinese
嘉兰属 Chinese
bunga songsang Indonesian