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Common name

English: Balsam of Peru

German: Perubalsam

Portuguese: Bálsamo, Quina colorada

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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