Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr.

Common name

English: Allspice, Jamaica pepper

German: Nelkenpfeffer, Piment

Portuguese: Pimenta-da-jamaica

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Myrtales (71)

        Family: Myrtaceae (17) (family description)

          Genus: Pimenta (1)

           Epithet: dioica (L.) Merr. (4)

Synonyms: Caryophyllus pimenta (L.) Mill., Eugenia micrantha Bertol., Eugenia pimenta (L.) DC., Myrtus dioica L., Myrtus pimenta L., Myrtus piperita Sessé & Moc., Pimenta communis Benth. & Hook.f., Pimenta officinalis Lindl., Pimenta vulgaris Bello, Pimentus geminata Raf.

communis => common, or growing in society

dioica => having stamens and pistils in separate flowers on different plants

micrantha => bearing minute flowers

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Pimenta dioica at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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