EPPO Global Database

Haematoxylum campechianum(HATCA)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: HATCA
  • Preferred name: Haematoxylum campechianum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean. The wood yields a black dye, which was of great commercial importance in former centuries. Introduced in Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, China, much of tropical Africa, Australia

Common names
Name Language
campeche wood English
logwood English
Campecheblutholzbaum German
bois bleu French
bois de campèche French
palo Brazil Spanish (CO)
palo campechio Spanish
palo de tinta Spanish
campeccio Italian
campeggio Italian
legno azurro Italian
campeche Portuguese
pau-campeche Portuguese
pau-de-sangue Portuguese
cǎi mù Chinese
采木 Chinese