EPPO Global Database

Balanites aegyptiaca(BALAE)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BALAE
  • Preferred name: Balanites aegyptiaca
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Delile

Notes

Southern and eastern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Africa generally (except south of Mozambique and Zimbabwe)


Common names
Name Language
desert date English
Egyptian balsam English
Egyptian myrobolan English
single-thorned torchwood English (ZA)
thorn tree English
zachum oil tree English
ägyptischer Zachunbaum German
balanite d'Egypte French
dattier du desert French
hagueleg French
dattero deserto Italian
tamareira-do-deserto Portuguese
tamareira-do-Egipto Portuguese
zakkum mitzri Hebrew
זַקּוּם מִצְרִי Hebrew
enkeldoring-fakkelhout Afrikaans