EPPO Global Database

Lawsonia inermis(LAWIN)

Overview
Code created in: 2001-11-08

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LAWIN
  • Preferred name: Lawsonia inermis
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Western Asia, Himalayas, India, eastern Africa (Ethiopia to Tanzania). Source of the dye henna. Introduced in Mediterranean (southern), Indochina, West Africa, Sahel, Sudan, Zaïre, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest), New Guinea


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Lawsonia alba Lamarck

Common names
Name Language
henna English
mignonette tree English
Hennastrauch German
henné French
alhena Spanish
alcanna vera Italian
arbusto della henna Italian
alfenheiro-da-índia Portuguese