Sorting Rorippa names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :





Rorippa amphibia (L.) Besser

SYNONYM(S) : Armoracia amphibia (L.) Peterm., Radicula amphibia (L.) Druce

DANISH : Vandpeberrod.

DUTCH : Gele waterkers.

ENGLISH : Great yellowcress, Great yellow-cress.

FINNISH : Vesinenätti.

FRENCH : Rorippe amphibie.

GERMAN : Wasser-Kresse, Wasser-Sumpfkresse.

POLISH : Rzepicha ziemnowodna.

SWEDISH : Vattenfräne, Vattenkrasse, Vattenrättika, Vattensenap.

Rorippa austriaca (Crantz) Besser

SYNONYM(S) : Armoracia austriaca (Crantz) Wimmer, Nasturtium austriacum Crantz

DANISH : Østrigsk guldkarse.

ENGLISH : Austrian fieldcress, Austrian yellow-cress, Field yellow-cress.

FINNISH : Etelännenätti.

GERMAN : Österreichische Sumpfkresse.

SWEDISH : Klotfräne.


Rorippa benghalensis (DC.) Hara

THAI : Phàk kàat náam beng kon (Phakkat nam bengkon).


Rorippa cantoniensis (Lour.) Ohwi

SYNONYM(S) : Nasturtium microspermum DC., Rorippa microsperma (DC.) L.H. Bailey, Rorippa microsperma (DC.) Vass.

CHINESE : Guang zhou han cai, Xi zi han cai(as R. microsperma).

ENGLISH : Canton rorippa, Cantonese yellow cress, Small-seeded cress.

FRENCH : Cresson sauvage de Canton.

JAPANESE : Ko inu garashi.


Rorippa dubia (Pers.) Hara

ENGLISH : Thai watercress.

THAI : Phàk kàat náam.

Rorippa indica (L.) Hiern

SYNONYM(S) : Nasturtium indicum (L.) DC., Nasturtium montanum Wall., Rorippa sinapis (Burm.) Ohwi & Hara, Sinapis patens Roxb., Sisymbrium indicum L.

CHINESE : Han cai, Yin du han cai.

JAPANESE : Inu garashi.

THAI : Phàk kàat náam dok lueng (Phakkat nam dok lueang).


Rorippa islandica (Oeder) Borbás

SYNONYM(S) : Nasturtium palustre (L.) DC., Rorippa islandica (Gunnerus) Borbas, Rorippa islandica (Oeder ex Murray) Borbas, Rorippa palustris (L.) Besser , Rorippa palustris (Leyss.) Besser, Sisymbrium islandicum Oeder

CHINESE : Zhao sheng han cai.

DUTCH : Moeraskers.

ENGLISH :  Iceland marsh cress, Marsh cress (USA), Marsh yellow cress, Northern marsh cress (U.K.).

FRENCH : Rorippe à petites fleurs, Rorippe d'Islande (Canada).

GERMAN : Ufer- Sumpfkresse.

ITALIAN : Crescione d'islanda.

JAPANESE : Sukashita gobou.

POLISH : Rzepicha blotna (as R. palustris).

PORTUGUESE : Agrião das fontes.

SPANISH : Rabano acuático.


Rorippa palustris (L.) Besser

SYNONYM(S) : Rorippa islandica auct., Sisymbrium amphibium var. palustre L.

ENGLISH :  Marsh cress (USA), Marsh yellow cress, Northern marsh cress (U.K.).


This may well be the species above ( Rorippa islandica).

Rorippa sessiliflora (Nutt.) Hitchc.

SYNONYM(S) : Nasturtium sessiliflorum Nutt. , Radicula sessiliflora (Nutt.) Greene

ENGLISH : Southern yellow-cress (USA), Stalkless yellow-cress.



Rorippa sinuata (Nutt.) Hitchc.

SYNONYM(S) : Nasturtium sinuatum Nutt., Radicula sinuata (Nutt.) Greene

ENGLISH : Spreading yellow-cress, Western yellow-cress.


Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser

SYNONYM(S) : Nasturtium sylvestre (L.) R. Brown, Sisymbrium silvestre L., Rorippa silvestris Smith

CHINESE : Ou ya han cai.

DANISH : Vej-guldkarse.

ENGLISH :  Creeping yellow cress (Canada), Creeping yellow field cress, Yellow field cress. 

FINNISH : Rantanenätti, Rikkanenätti.

FRENCH : Cresson des bois (Canada), Cresson sauvage, Rorippe sylvestre (Canada), Rorippe des forêts.

GERMAN : Wald-Sumpfkresse, Wilde-Sumpfkresse.

ITALIAN : Crescione radicina.

JAPANESE :   Kireha inu garashi.

NORWEGIAN : Vegkarse.

PORTUGUESE : Agrião silvestre.

SWEDISH : Strandfräne.





Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Rorippa Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - A Work in Progress. Institute for Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. < > (2004).


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Hanelt Peter et al. , 2001, Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Hoerticultural Crops, Vol. xx. Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (Editors), First English Edition, Springer.

IPK Gatersleben, 2002, Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops. < >.

IPNI, 2003, International Plant Name Index. Online Database. < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

M.A.P.A.Q. 2004, L'Herbier Virtuel. Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec. Canada. < >.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (21 January 2004).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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