EPPO Global Database

Uncaria gambir(UNCGA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: UNCGA
  • Preferred name: Uncaria gambir
  • Authority: (Hunter) Roxburgh


Malesia. Formerly cultivated as a tanning agent for leather (one of the first commercial crops in colonial Malaya in the 19th century). Introduced in India in the 19th century for this purpose. Now has only minor uses (including herbal medicine) 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ourouparia gambir Baillon

Common names
Name Language
Bengal gambir plant English
gambir English
white cutch English
Gambirstrauch German
Klimmstrauch German
gambir French
gambir Spanish
catechu giallo Italian
gambir Italian
catechu-pálido Portuguese
gambier Portuguese