Sorting Madhuca names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Madhuca chiangmaiensis Chantar.

THAI : Lámút chiang mai.

Madhuca esculenta H. R. Fletcher

THAI : Lámút sida.

Madhuca grandiflora H. R. Fletcher

THAI : Lámút sida.

Madhuca indica J. F. Gmel.

SYNONYM(S) : Awaiting feedback.

CHINESE : Awaiting feedback.

ENGLISH : Mahua seeds.

HINDI : Mahua.


Considered as a synonym of M. longifolia.

Madhuca longifolia (L.) J. F. Macbr.

SYNONYM(S) : Illipe malabrorum Engl., Madhuca longifolia (Koen.) Macbride

BENGALI : Banmahuva, Mahuha, Mohwa.

BURMESE :   Myitzu-thaka-natpan, Ta-laing-gaung.

ENGLISH : Bassia, Butter-nut tree, Illipe nut, Indian butter tree, Indian illipe butter (product), Illupai, Ippe, Mabua butter tree, Moatree, Moah tree, Moah wood (product), Mowra butter tree.

CHINESE : Awaiting feedback.

FRENCH : Arbre à beurre, Illipé, Beurre d' illipe (product), Noix d'illipe.

GERMAN : Indische Illipe, Indische Illipe Butter (product).

HINDI : Jangli moha, Moha (Mauha, Mohwa).

ITALIAN : Illipe indiano, Burro di illipe indiano (product).

NEPALESE : Mahuvaa.

SANSKRIT : Madhuka.


SPANISH : Illipe, Mantequilla india del illipe (product).

TAMIL : Elupa, Illupe, Illupi, Illupai, Katillipi.

Madhuca longifolia (L.) J. F. Macbr. var. latifolia (Roxb.) Chevalier

SYNONYM(S) : Bassia latifolia Roxb., Illipe latifolia (Roxb.) F. Mueller, Illipe malabrorum Engl., Madhuca latifolia (Roxb.) J. F. Macbr.

BURMESE :  Mahuya.

FRENCH : Arbre à beurre, Illipé à feuilles larges.

Madhuca longifolia (L.) J. F. Macbr. var. longifolia

SYNONYM(S) : Bassia longifolia L., Madhuca longifolia (Koenig) J. F. Macbr.

ENGLISH : Edible-flowered madhuca, Moha flowers (product).

FRENCH : Arbre à beurre, Illipé à fleurs comestibles.

SINHALESE : Awaiting feedback.


Madhuca utilis (Ridl.) H. J. Lam ex K. Heyne

MALAY : Bitis (Indonesia).



Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Madhuca Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - A Work in Progress.  School of Agriculture and Food Systems. Faculty of Land & Food Resources. The University of  Melbourne.  Australia.
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General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Schmidt Richard J. (Dr.) 1994 - 2004, Botanical Dermatology Database (BoDD) - SAPOTACEAE. < >.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (10 February 2004).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : In progress.


Richard J. Schmidt (Botanical Dermatology Database) highlights the doubts regarding the toxicity of the wood of some species within this genus. Much further research into the taxonomy of Bassia, Illipe, Flindersia, Madhuca , and Paratecoma, is obviously needed.


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