EPPO Global Database

Neptunia oleracea(NPTPR)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: NPTPR
  • Preferred name: Neptunia oleracea
  • Authority: Loureiro


Himalayas, India to Indochina, Malesia, tropical Africa, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest to Bolivia and central Brazil). A floating aquatic plant growing in ditches, consumed as a vegetable and also used medicinally

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Neptunia natans (C.Linnaeus) Druce
Neptunia prostrata (Lamarck) Baillon

Common names
Name Language
water mimosa English
gemeine Wassermimose German
dormidera aquática Spanish
sensitiva acuática Spanish
pani-wajak Bengali
kangkung puteri Indonesian