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. Source of the dye henna. Introduced in Mediterranean (southern), Indochina, most of Africa (except south), Madagascar, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest), New Guinea


Common names
Name Language
henna English
mignonette tree English
Hennastrauch German
henné French
alhena Spanish
alcanna vera Italian
arbusto della henna Italian