EPPO Global Database

Urena lobata(URNLO)

Code created in: 2002-02-17

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: URNLO
  • Preferred name: Urena lobata
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Japan, Africa (generally, except Somalia, Botswana, Cape), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone). Cultivated as a fibre plant in some countries, and also used medicinally.  Introduced in Namibia, northern South Africa, USA, Pacific and Indian Ocean islands 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Urena lobata var. trilobata (Vellozo) Stehle
Urena tomentosa Blume
Urena trilobata Vellozo

Common names
Name Language
aramina fibre plant English
aramina plant English
ballard bush English
bur mallow English
cadillo English (US)
Caesar weed English (US)
Congo jute English
Indian mallow English
urena burr English
gran maho kouzen French
herbe à panier French
uréna à feuilles lobées French
cadillo Spanish
cousin mahoc Spanish
escoba babosa Spanish
malva blanca Spanish (CU)
paka Spanish
urana Spanish
urena Italian
carrapicho-de-mato Portuguese (BR)
guaxima Portuguese
juta-do-Congo Portuguese
malva-brava Portuguese
malva-roxa Portuguese (BR)
ouriço-da-China Portuguese
uaicima Portuguese
ô-boten-ka Japanese
オウボテンカ Japanese
bun-okra Bengali
ǎi zhēn lìn Chinese
地桃花 Chinese
bachita Hindi
lapetua Hindi
pulut-pulut Indonesian