Myroxylon peruiferum L.f.

Common name

English: Balsam of Peru

German: Perubalsam

Portuguese: BƔlsamo, Quina colorada

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Myroxylon (1)

           Epithet: peruiferum L.f. (1)

Synonym: Myrospermum pedicellatum Lam.

pedicellatum => having a pedicel, a stem that attaches single flowers to the inflorescence

peruiferum => producing balsam of Peru

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Myroxylon peruiferum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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