EPPO Global Database

Lagarosiphon major(LGAMA)

Code created in: 2002-07-19

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LGAMA
  • Preferred name: Lagarosiphon major
  • Authority: (Ridley) Moss


Southern Africa. Cultivated as an aquarium plant. Introduced in Europe, North America, New Zealand

Listed as a wild invasive non-native plant in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (England and Wales). Potentially invasive in British  Isles. Regulated in Belgium

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
African elodea English
coarse oxygen weed English
curly waterweed English
große Scheinwasserpest German
Großschmalrohr German
krause Wasserpest German
Scheinwasserpest German
Schmalrohr German
Schmalschlauch German
grand lagarosiphon French
lagarosiphon majeur French
peste d'acqua arcuata Italian
verspreidbladige waterpest Dutch
лагаросифон курчавый Russian
элодея курчавая Russian