EPPO Global Database

Torenia crustacea(LIDCR)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LIDCR
  • Preferred name: Torenia crustacea
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Chamisso & Schlechtendal


Western Asia (Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (Malaya, Java, Philippines), China (including Taiwan, Tibet), Japan, Sénégal to Nigeria and Cameroon, Zaïre, Uganda, Madagascar, Mexico, Central America, South America (northern, to Bolivia), New Guinea. A weed of ricefields. Introduced in southern USA, Caribbean

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Lindernia crustacea (Linnaeus) von Müller
Vandellia crustacea (Linnaeus) Bentham

Common names
Name Language
brittle false pimpernel English
Malaysian false pimpernel English
round-fruited lindernia English
cresson-bâtard French
petite-griffe French
petite-teigne French
petit-mouron French
aze-tôgarashi Japanese
uri-kusa Japanese
アゼトウガラシ Japanese
ウリクサ Japanese
mǔ cǎo Chinese
母草 Chinese
kra nasi Indonesian
외풀 Korean
oe pul Korean