EPPO Global Database

Heliotropium indicum(HEOIN)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

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


South America (Peru, Brazil, Bolivia to Argentina). Introduced in India, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), most of Africa (including Madagascar),  USA (southeast), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean (Cuba to Puerto Rico), South America (Ecuador to Venezuela), New Guinea

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)
folhas-galo Portuguese
galo Portuguese
heliotrópio-indiano Portuguese
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