EPPO Global Database

Ruscus hypophyllum(RUCHY)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: RUCHY
  • Preferred name: Ruscus hypophyllum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Mediterranean to Italy and Tunisia, introduced into Mediterranean countries further east (Libya, Turkey). Cultivated as an ornamental

Common names
Name Language
thick-leaved butcher's broom English
fragon hypophylle French
bislingua Spanish
hierba de San Bonifacio Spanish
laurel alejandrino común Spanish
laureola Spanish
ruscolo maggiore Italian
espirradeira Portuguese
loureiro-de-alexandria Portuguese
tavşan kirazı Turkish
brusc major Catalan
galleran major Catalan
herba de l'erisipela Catalan
llengua de cavall Catalan
llorer bord Catalan
llorer d'Alexandria Catalan
veprina Croatian