EPPO Global Database

Argania spinosa(ARJSI)

Overview
Last modification: 2001-11-13

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ARJSI
  • Preferred name: Argania spinosa
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Skeels

Notes

Southwest Mediterranean, western Saharan Africa. A valuable oil is extracted from the kernels, which are harvested by letting goats feed on the fruits 


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Argania sideroxylon Roemer & Schultes
Sideroxylon spinosum Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
argan English
ironwood English
afrikanischer Arganbaum German
marokkanischer Eisenholzbaum German
Schlangenhautbaum German
arganier French
bois d'Argan French
bois de fer French
argan Spanish
argània Spanish
legno ferro del Marocco Italian
arganboom Dutch
arganie Dutch
argânia Portuguese
argan Swedish
аргания Russian
argane Arabic
arqân Arabic
أرقن Arabic