EPPO Global Database

Acmella oleracea(SPLOL)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SPLOL
  • Preferred name: Acmella oleracea
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Jansen


Brazil (originally eastern but now in most of the country). Cultivated as a salad plant. Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (Myanmar, Vietnam), Malesia (Java), China (Taiwan), some countries of west and central Africa, Caribbean (Cuba), Colombia to Bolivia

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Acmella brasiliensis Sprengel
Spilanthes acmella var. oleracea Zollinger
Spilanthes oleracea Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Brazilian cress English
para cress English
Husarenknopf German
Parakresse German
brède mafane French
cresson du Brésil French
cresson du Para French
agrião-do-brasil Portuguese
agrião-do-pará Portuguese
акмелла огородная Russian
спилантес масличный Russian
спилантес огородный Russian
guì yuán jú Chinese
桂圆菊 Chinese