EPPO Global Database

Gomphocarpus fruticosus(GOPFR)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GOPFR
  • Preferred name: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Aiton

Notes

Western Asia, eastern and southern Africa. Cultivated as an ornamental. Naturalized in Mediterranean area, Caucasus, Central Asia, India,  South America. Invasive in Corsica



Other scientific names
Name Authority
Asclepias fruticosa Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
bristly-fruited silkweed English
Cape cotton English
duckbush English
narrow-leaf cotton bush English
swanbush English
Milchbusch German
asclépiade fruticuleuse French
faux cotonnier French
gomphocarpe French
gomphocarpe fruticuleux French
árbol de la seda Spanish
mata de la seda Spanish
miraguano Spanish
albera della seta Italian
albero della seta Italian
falso cotone Italian
lino dell'India Italian
algodeiro-falso Portuguese
árvore-da-seda Portuguese
falso-algodoeiro Portuguese
sedas Portuguese
sumaúma Portuguese
sumaúma-bastarda Portuguese
fûsen-dama-no-ki Japanese
fûsen-tôwata Japanese
フウセンダマノキ Japanese
フウセントウワタ Japanese
харг кустарниковый Russian
pamuk ağacı Turkish
blaasoppies Afrikaans
gansies Afrikaans
kapokbossie Afrikaans
tontelbos Afrikaans
gomfokarp Albanian
seder Catalan
dīng tóu guǒ Chinese
钉头果 Chinese
svila Croatian
γομφόκαρπος θαμνώδης Greek