EPPO Global Database

Pistia stratiotes(PIIST)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PIIST
  • Preferred name: Pistia stratiotes
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Pantropical, exact area of origin not known. An invasive water weed which has spread to most warmer parts of the earth, including southeast USA and parts of southern Europe

WSSA list of weeds in North America
Invasive in Australia and Japan


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Pistia occidentalis Blume

Common names
Name Language
Nile cabbage English
tropical duckweed English
water lettuce English (US)
Wassersalat German
laitue d'eau French
pistie French
flor de totumo Spanish (CO)
lamparilla Spanish (BO)
lechuga de agua Spanish
lechuguilla de agua Spanish
lechuguita de agua Spanish
pasta murure Spanish (MX)
repollito de agua Spanish
repollo de agua Spanish
lattuga acquatica Italian
pistia Italian
vela d'acqua Italian
mosselplant Dutch
slakroos Dutch
watersla Dutch
alface-da-água Portuguese (BR)
ボタンウキクサ Japanese
botanukikusa Japanese
водяной салат Russian
пистия Russian
kagylótutaj Hungarian
babelka řezanovitá Czech
vodný šalát Slovak