EPPO Global Database

Heteropogon contortus(HTOCO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: HTOCO
  • Preferred name: Heteropogon contortus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Römer & Schultes


Western Mediterranean, Western Asia, Himalayas, India to Indochina, China, Japan, Malesia, Africa generally, Madagascar, USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except east and southern cone), New Guinea 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Andropogon contortus Allioni
Heteropogon hirtus Persoon

Common names
Name Language
black speargrass English (AU)
bunch speargrass English
spear grass English
tanglehead English (US)
Europa-Schopfgras German
gedrehtes Bartgras German
gedrehtgranniges Bartgras German
kahles Schopfgras German
andropogon d'Allioni French
herbe polisson French
hétéropogon tordu French
barbone attorcigliato Italian
trebbia contorta Italian
capim-amarela Portuguese
capim-trança Portuguese
rabo-de-asno Portuguese
гетеропогон скрученный Russian
ти-чинь Russian
чень-кень Russian
heteròpogon Catalan
svinuti kitaš Croatian