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.

Wild, H. (1960). Bixaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 261.

Other sources of information about Bixa orellana:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bixa orellana
African Plant Database: Bixa orellana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bixa orellana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bixa orellana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bixa orellana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bixa orellana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bixa orellana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bixa orellana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): 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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bixa orellana
Tropicos: Bixa orellana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Bixa orellana., retrieved 23 February 2018

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