EPPO Global Database

Malvastrum coromandelianum(MAVCO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MAVCO
  • Preferred name: Malvastrum coromandelianum
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Garcke


USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except Brazil and southern cone). Introduced in Morocco, Canary islands, Cabo Verde islands, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, China (including Taiwan), Japan, most of subsaharan Africa (except Zaïre and surrounding states), Hawaii

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Malvastrum tricuspidatum (Aiton) A.Gray

Common names
Name Language
broomweed English
clock plant English
crumpled-leaved broomweed English
false mallow English
prickly malvastrum English (AU)
soap bush English
spine-seeded false-mallow English
herbe panier French
afata blanca Spanish (AR)
chichibe Spanish
escoba blanca Spanish
escoba dura Spanish
malva mulata Spanish (CU)
malvavisco Spanish
raja mano Spanish
yatum Spanish (BO)
yerba del potro Spanish (AR)
guanxuma Portuguese (BR)
guaxima Portuguese
malvastro Portuguese
vassourinha Portuguese
enoki-aoi Japanese
エノキアオイ Japanese
sài kuí Chinese
赛葵 Chinese
kharenti Hindi