EPPO Global Database

Cleome gynandra(GYAGY)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GYAGY
  • Preferred name: Cleome gynandra
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Native to Southeast Mediterranean, Western Asia (Arabia, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Africa (throughout), Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia (Western, Northern). A garden ornamental and also a weed.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cleome blumeana D. Dietrich
Cleome pentaphylla Linnaeus
Gynandropsis gynandra (Linnaeus) Briquet
Gynandropsis pentaphylla (Linnaeus) de Candolle
Pedicellaria pentaphylla Schrank

Common names
Name Language
African cabbage English
African spiderflower English (US)
bastard mustard English
cat's whiskers English
kaffir cabbage English
spider-wisp English
Senfkapper German
brède caya French
mouzambe French
hierba del cuche Spanish (CU)
platanito Spanish
sada-hurhuria Bengali