EPPO Global Database

Vallisneria spiralis(VAISP)

Code created in: 2002-04-08

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: VAISP
  • Preferred name: Vallisneria spiralis
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mediterranean, Black Sea, Ukraine, Siberia, Central Asia, Western Asia, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, Africa (widespread, but absent from South Africa and limited distribution in western Africa). Much used as an aquarium plant, occasionally escaping and becoming naturalized. An evaluation in the Netherlands of its potential economic impact concluded that it was harmless.

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
eelweed English (AU)
straight vallisneria English
tapegrass English
tapeweed English (US)
vallisneria English
Aquarienwasserschraube German
gemeine Wasserschraube German
Schraubenvallisnerie German
Sumpfschraube German
Vallisnerie German
Wasserschraube German
vallisnérie en spirale French
alga di chiana Italian
vallisneria Italian
vallisneria Dutch
wierblad Dutch
saca-rolhas Portuguese
валлиснерия спиральная Russian
kordelaotu Turkish
valiseneryah selulah Hebrew
וָלִיסְנֶרְיָה סְלוּלָה Hebrew
nurzaniec śrubowy Polish
walisneria śrubowata Polish
vallisznéria Hungarian
valisnere Albanian
valisneria spirale Albanian
спирална валиснерия Bulgarian
val·lisnèria Catalan
uvijuša  Croatian
zákruticha šroubovitá Czech
shaival Hindi
sival Hindi
sîrmuliță Romanian
валіснерія спіральна Ukrainian