EPPO Global Database

Laportea aestuans(LAOAE)

Code created in: 2002-02-14

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LAOAE
  • Preferred name: Laportea aestuans
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Chew


Western Asia (Yemen), Malesia (Sumatra, Java), Taiwan, Mali to Ethiopia, Sénégal to Nigeria and Cameroon, Gabon, Zaïre, East Africa, Angola to Mozambique, Madagascar, Central America, Caribbean, South America (to Bolivia and Brazil). Introduced in western Europe, USA (southeast)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Fleurya aestuans (Linnaeus) Miquel

Common names
Name Language
scratchbush English
West Indian nettle English
West Indian wood nettle English
fleurya brûlant French
zèb brilant French
zouti brilant French
chichicaste Spanish (HN)
ortiga fleuria Spanish
picamano Spanish
picapica Spanish
pringamosa Spanish
лапортея знойная Russian