EPPO Global Database

Indigofera tinctoria(INDTI)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: INDTI
  • Preferred name: Indigofera tinctoria
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Cultivated as a dye plant since very ancient times, so that its area of origin is uncertain (probably Old World tropics). Now present in Caucasus, Western Asia, Indian subcontinent to Myanmar, China, Japan, southeast Asia, tropical Africa, Madagascar, North America (southeast USA, Mexico), Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest), New Guinea, Australia 

Common names
Name Language
common indigo English
indigo English
true indigo English
Färberindigostrauch German
indigotier French
indigo Spanish
indaco domestico Italian
indigofera Italian
indigo Dutch
andeira Portuguese
anil Portuguese (BR)
anileira-da-índia Portuguese
anileira-verdadeira Portuguese
índigo Portuguese
indigo Swedish
taiwankomatsunagi Japanese
タイワンコマツナギ Japanese
индигофера красильная Russian
indygowiec barwierski Polish
indygowiec farbiarski Polish
mù lán Chinese
木蓝 Chinese
neel Hindi
neelini Hindi
neelika Sanskrit
nilapushpa Sanskrit