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Common name

English: Clove

German: Gewürznelke

Portuguese: Cravo da India


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Myrtaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Syzygium (4)

            Epithet: aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry (1)

Synonyms: Caryophyllus aromaticus L., Caryophyllus hortensis Noronha

aromaticum => spicy, aromatic, fragrant

aromaticus => spicy, aromatic, fragrant

hortensis => pertaining to the garden


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: yellow, beige

External links

Check for Syzygium aromaticum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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