EPPO Global Database

Butea monosperma(BUAMO)

Code created in: 2001-10-07

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BUAMO
  • Preferred name: Butea monosperma
  • Authority: (Lamarck) Taubert


Western Asia (Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (except Thailand), China. Introduced in Indochina (Thailand), Malesia, New Guinea, Australia (Queensland). Often used as a host plant for the lac insect (Kerria lacca)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Erythrina monosperma Lamarck

Common names
Name Language
bastard teak English
flame of the forest English
palas English
Malabar-Lackbaum German
Plossobaum German
Waldfeuer German
flamme de forêt French
árvore-da-laca Portuguese
zǐ kuàng Chinese
紫矿 Chinese
dhaak Hindi
palaash Hindi
ढाक Hindi
पलाश Hindi