EPPO Global Database

Glycine max(GLXMA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GLXMA
  • Preferred name: Glycine max
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Merrill


The cultivated plant derived from Glycine soja (q.v.) in China and Japan. Now cultivated worldwide as a source of oil and fodder, sometimes naturalized. The name "soy" derives from the Japanese name of the sauce obtained from fermented beans

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Glycine hispida (Mönch) Maximowicz
Soja hispida Mönch

Common names
Name Language
soybean English
Sojabohne German
soja French
soja hérissé French
soya French
soja Spanish
soya Spanish
soia Italian
soja Italian
soja Dutch
sojaboon Dutch
soja Portuguese
sojaböna Swedish
daizu Japanese
ダイズ Japanese
соя Russian
соя культурная Russian
soja owłosiona Polish
soja warzywna Polish
szójabab Hungarian
sojë Albanian
соя Bulgarian
soia Catalan
dà dòu Chinese
大豆 Chinese
soja  Croatian
sója luštinatá Czech
kong Korean
sója fazuľová Slovak
navadna soja Slovene
соя культурна Ukrainian