EPPO Global Database

Rotala mexicana(ROTAP)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ROTAP
  • Preferred name: Rotala mexicana
  • Authority: Schlechtendal & Chamisso


Most of South America (except west). An aquatic plant which has spread to many tropical countries. Introduced in Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, China, Korea, tropical Africa, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Australia. 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Rotala apetala von Müller
Rotala pusilla Tulasne

Common names
Name Language
Mexican rotala English
mizu-matsuba Japanese
ミズマツバ Japanese
lún yè jié jié cài Chinese
轮叶节节菜 Chinese
물솔잎 Korean
가는마디꽃 Korean
ga neun ma di kkot Korean
mul sol ip Korean