Bixa orellana L.

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Bixa orellana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe rd, north of Harare

Bixa orellana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mazowe rd, north of Harare

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Common names: Annatto (English) Arnotto (English)
Description: Description as for the genus.
Notes: Frequently cultivated as an ornamental. Included in FZ 1 part 1, but does not appear to be naturalised either within Zimbabwe or the FZ region.
Derivation of specific name: orellana: pre-Linnaean name
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Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Image last updated: Friday 12 January 2007

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 29.

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Flora of Mozambique: Bixa orellana
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Bixa orellana

External websites:

African Plant Database: Bixa orellana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bixa orellana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bixa orellana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bixa orellana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bixa orellana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bixa orellana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bixa orellana
Ispot Southern Africa : Bixa orellana
JSTOR Plant Science: Bixa orellana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bixa orellana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bixa orellana
Tropicos: Bixa orellana
West African Plants database: Bixa orellana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Bixa orellana., retrieved 30 July 2016

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