EPPO Global Database

Glycine max(GLXMA)

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