EPPO Global Database

Crambe abyssinica(CRMAB)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CRMAB
  • Preferred name: Crambe abyssinica
  • Authority: Fries


Africa (northeast). A recently developed oilseed crop, with specialized uses in the cosmetics industry.  Cultivated, for example, in the Middle East and in South America. It is said to have a Mediterranean origin, but records are apparently lacking.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Crambe hispanica subsp. abyssinica (Fries) Prina

Common names
Name Language
crambe English
abessinischer Meerkohl German
crambe d'Abyssinie French
crambe Portuguese (BR)
abesszin tátorján Hungarian
katrán etiopský Czech
katrán habešský Slovak