EPPO Global Database

Scorpiurus sulcatus(SCSSU)

Code created in: 2014-01-05

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SCSSU
  • Preferred name: Scorpiurus sulcatus
  • Authority: Linnaeus


S. sulcatus and S. subvillosus have been regarded as subspecies, or synonyms, of S. muricatus, and the respective overlapping geographical distributions of the three species remain to be fully resolved. S. sulcatus is restricted to the western Mediterranean, occurring in the south and east of Spain and in southern Portugal. It occurs in the Canary Islands and Madeira

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Scorpiurus muricatus subsp. sulcatus (Linnaeus) Thellung

Common names
Name Language
chenillette sillonnée French
scorpiure silloné French
cagarria Spanish
granillo de oveja Spanish
granillo de vaca Spanish
gusano de vaca Spanish
hierba del alacrán Spanish
hierba del escorpión Spanish
lechuguilla Spanish
lengua de oveja Spanish
lengua de vaca Spanish
oruga de vaca Spanish
oruga erizada Spanish
cabreira Portuguese
cornilhão Portuguese
erva-carneirinha Portuguese
eruga eriçada Catalan
herba d'eruga Catalan
orella de lebre Catalan
orelle de ratolí Catalan