EPPO Global Database

Rhamnus saxatilis(RHASA)

Overview
Last modification: 2004-04-18

Basic information
  • EPPO code: RHASA
  • Preferred name: Rhamnus saxatilis
  • Authority: Jacquin

Notes

Europe (southern) to Germany, Greece and western Black Sea countries (but not Asia or Caucasus). Several subspecies have been described, of which only subsp. tinctoria is at present maintained (in the eastern part of the range). A yellow dye is obtained from the berries, which are marketed as Persian or Avignon berry. It is not altogether clear which species or subspecies provide the dye: as well as subsp. tinctoria, subsp. species saxatilis in the western part of the range may be involved, and also other Rhamnus spp. from western Asia (as evidenced by the name Persian berry and references to Asia as the source of the dye)


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Rhamnus infectoria Linnaeus
Rhamnus saxatilis subsp. infectoria (Linnaeus) Fournier
Rhamnus saxatilis subsp. saxatilis Jacquin
Rhamnus saxatilis subsp. villarsii (Jordan) Fournier

Common names
Name Language
скална зърника Bulgarian
aladera menut Catalan
aladern Catalan
aladern menut Catalan
arç blanc Catalan
espina cervina de fulla petita Catalan
trabucaperols Catalan
Färberdorn German
Färberkreuzdorn German
Felsenkreuzdorn German
Avignon berry English
Persian berry English
Persian-berry buckthorn English
rock buckthorn English
arto Spanish
espino de tintes Spanish
espino de tintoreros Spanish
espino negro Spanish
graine d'Avignon French
graine jaune French
grainette des boutiques French
nerprun des rochers French
nerprun des teinturiers French
nerprun fétide French
petit nerprun French
kamenjarska krkavina Croatian
sziklai benge Hungarian
licio Italian
licio italiano Italian
prunello Italian
ranno sassatile Italian
ranno spinello Italian
espinheiro-dos-tintureiros Portuguese
razkrečena kozja češnja Slovene
arrç Albanian
pjerzë Albanian
стењачки пасдрен Serbian