EPPO Global Database

Heliotropium indicum(HEOIN)

Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: HEOIN
  • Preferred name: Heliotropium indicum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


South America (except southern cone). Introduced in Indian peninsula, Bangladesh, northeast India, China (including Taiwan), Indochina, Malesia, most of Africa, USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Heliotropium africanum Schumacher & Thonning

Common names
Name Language
Indian heliotrope English (US)
scorpion weed English
indische Sonnenwende German
herbe papillon French
bigotitos Spanish
borrajón Spanish
cola de alacrán Spanish (HN)
cotorrera Spanish (MX)
moco de pavo Spanish (DO)
wilde heliotroop Dutch
borragem-brava Portuguese (BR)
rabo-de-mico Portuguese (BR)
namban-rurisô Japanese
nanbanruriso Japanese
ナンバンルリソウ Japanese
dà wěi yáo Chinese
大尾摇 Chinese