EPPO Global Database

Withania somnifera(WITSO)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-04-08

Basic information
  • EPPO code: WITSO
  • Preferred name: Withania somnifera
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Dunal

Notes

Southern Mediterranean, from Spain round to Greece, Mediterranean islands, Canary Islands, Western Asia, Indian peninsula, China, Myanmar, most of Africa. Introduced into Australia


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Physalis flexuosa Linnaeus
Physalis somnifera Linnaeus
Withania obtusifolia Täckholm

Common names
Name Language
ashwagandha English
Indian ginseng English
poisonous gooseberry English
winter cherry English (AU)
oroval Spanish
withania somnifère French
vitanyah kehah Hebrew
וִיתַנְיָה קֵהָה Hebrew
alchechengi falso Italian
vitania sonnifero Italian
erva-moira-sonífera Portuguese
ашваганда Russian
женьшень индийский Russian
gelinfeneri Turkish
shuì jiā Chinese
睡茄 Chinese