EPPO Global Database

Tephrosia purpurea(TEPPU)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: TEPPU
  • Preferred name: Tephrosia purpurea
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Persoon

Notes

Southern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan),  Africa (throughout), Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia (Queensland). Introduced in Mexico, Caribbean, South America (northwest, Bolivia, eastern Brazil)


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Tephrosia hamiltonii Gamble
Tephrosia leptostachya de Candolle
Tephrosia piscatoria Aiton
Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya (de Candolle) Brummit

Common names
Name Language
fish poison English
purple tephrosia English (US)
wild indigo English
tephrosie pourpre French
chilapate Spanish (MX)
matapez Spanish (MX)
capária Portuguese
galega-da-Índia Portuguese
huī máo dòu Chinese
灰毛豆 Chinese
sarphonk Hindi
sharpunkha Hindi