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Common name

English: Clove

German: Gewürznelke

Portuguese: Cravo da India

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2146)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Myrtaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Syzygium (4)

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

Synonyms: Caryophyllus aromaticus L., Caryophyllus hortensis Noronha, Caryophyllus silvestris Teijsm., Eugenia aromatica (L.) Baill., Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb., Eugenia caryophyllus (Spreng.) Bullock & S.G.Harrison, Jambosa caryophyllus (Spreng.) Nied., Myrtus caryophyllus Spreng.

aromaticum => spicy, aromatic, fragrant

aromaticus => spicy, aromatic, fragrant

hortensis => pertaining to the garden

Characteristics

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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