EPPO Global Database

Sphenoclea zeylanica(SPDZE)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SPDZE
  • Preferred name: Sphenoclea zeylanica
  • Authority: Gärtner


Central Asia, Western Asia (Iraq to Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (Malaya, Java, Sulawesi, Philippines), China (including Taiwan), Japan, Africa (throughout), Madagascar, Australia. A weed of rice. Introduced in USA (southern), Mexico, Central America; Caribbean, South America (except southern cone) 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
chicken spike English
gooseweed English (US)
hollowstem English (US)
wedgewort English
sphénoclée de Ceylan French
sfenoclea Spanish
nagabonôrushi Japanese
ナガボノウルシ Japanese
сфеноклея цейлонская Russian
jiān bàn huā Chinese
尖瓣花 Chinese
phulanghas Hindi