EPPO Global Database

Heteropogon contortus(HTOCO)

Last modification: 1996-10-28

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


Western Mediterranean, Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, southeast Asia, Africa generally, North America (southern), Central America, Caribbean, South America (except east and southern cone) 

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
гетеропогон скрученный Russian
ти-чинь Russian
чень-кень Russian
heteròpogon Catalan
svinuti kitaš Croatian