EPPO Global Database

Lawsonia inermis(LAWIN)

Code created in: 2001-11-08

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


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