EPPO Global Database

Ludwigia octovalvis(LUDOC)

Code created in: 2004-04-17

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LUDOC
  • Preferred name: Ludwigia octovalvis
  • Authority: (Jacquin) Raven


USA (southeast), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean (Hispaniola), South America (except southern cone). Introduced in Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Gabon to Tanzania, southern Africa generally

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Jussiaea angustifolia Lamarck
Jussiaea fruticosa (Loureiro) de Candolle
Jussiaea octonervia Lamarck
Jussiaea scabra Willdenow
Jussiaea suffruticosa Linnaeus
Jussiaea suffruticosa var. ligustraefolia (Kunth) Grisebach
Jussiaea villosa Lamarck
Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. octovalvis (Jacquin) Raven
Ludwigia suffruticosa (Linnaeus) Walter

Common names
Name Language
long-fruited primrose willow English (US)
Mexican primrose-willow English
swamp primrose English
water primrose English
herbe à pique French
chile de rata Spanish
clavito Spanish
flor de clavo Spanish (BO)
hierba de Santa Cruz Spanish
sulfatillo Spanish
cruz-de-malta Portuguese (BR)
ban long Hindi
bhu lavangah Sanskrit