EPPO Global Database

Saraca indica(SBRAS)

Code created in: 2001-11-12

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SBRAS
  • Preferred name: Saraca indica
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Indochina, Malesia. Widely planted as an ornamental tree, and used in traditional medicine. A sacred tree for the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, central Africa

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Jonesia asoca Roxburgh
Saraca asoca (Roxburgh) de Wildeman
Saraca bijuga King

Common names
Name Language
ashoka English
asoka tree English
red saraca English
sorrowless tree English
Asokabaum German
arbre ashoka French
jonesie French
saraca French
saraca Italian
ashok Bengali
ashok Hindi