EPPO Global Database

Wigandia urens var. caracasana(WIGCA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: WIGCA
  • Preferred name: Wigandia urens var. caracasana
  • Authority: (Kunth) Gibson


Central America to Venezuela. Introduced in USA (California) and locally naturalized. Cultivated as an ornamental flower

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Wigandia caracasana Kunth

Common names
Name Language
Caracas big-leaf English
Carracas-Wigandie German
Wigandie German
wigandia French
wigandie French
chichicastón Spanish (CL)
chocón Spanish (GT)
hoja ancha Spanish
tabaquero de Caracas Spanish
tabaquillo Spanish (MX)
viganda Italian
vigândia Portuguese
wigandia Swedish
вигандия каракасская Russian
wigandie Danish