Sorting Scorzonera names

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


Scorzonera hispanica L.

SYNONYM(S) : Scorzonera edulis Moench, Scorzonera sativa Gater

CHINESE : Ou zhou ya cong.

DANISH : Skorzoner, Skorzonerrod.

DUTCH : Schorseneer.

ENGLISH : Common viper's grass, Scorzonera, Black salsify, Viper's grass.

FRENCH : Salsifis noir, Scorsonère, Scorsonère d'Espagne, Scorsonère géant de Russie, Salsifis noir..

GERMAN : Geissbart, Schwarzwurzel, Winterspargel.

HUNGARIAN : Spanyol pozdor.

ITALIAN : Scorzonera, Scorzonera di Spagna.

JAPANESE : Kiku gobou.

POLISH : Wezymord, Wezymord czarny, Wezymord czarny korsen.

PORTUGUESE : Escorcioneira, Salsifi-negro, Salsifi négro.

RUSSIAN : Skorconer.

SPANISH : Salsifi negro, Escorzonéra.

SWEDISH : Svartrot.


Scorzonera humilis L.

CHINESE : Ai xiao ya cong.

ENGLISH : Dwarf viper's grass.

FRENCH : Scorsonère nain.

Scorzonera manshurica Nakai

CHINESE : Dong bei ya cong.

ENGLISH : Manshurian viper's grass.

FRENCH : Scorsonère de Manchourie.

Scorzonera mongolica Maxim.

CHINESE : Meng gu ya cong.

ENGLISH : Mongolian viper's grass.

FRENCH : Scorsonère de Mongolie.

Scorzonera sinensis Lipsch. & Krasch.

CHINESE : Tao ye ya cong.

ENGLISH : Chinese viper's grass.

FRENCH : Scorsonère de Chine.

POLISH : Wezymord chinski.



General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


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

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

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (07 February 2002).

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.


Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : In progress.


back to Gateway , to list of notes , to the Landcare Group Homepage

Date created: 02 / 10 / 2002
Authorised by Prof. Snow Barlow
Last modified: 14 / 01 / 2004
Access: No restriction
Copyright © 1995 - 2004, The University of Melbourne.
Maintained by: Michel H. Porcher, E-Mail: