Taxon: Amyris balsamifera L.

 
Genus: Amyris
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Toddalioideae
Nomen number: 102846
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1000. 1759
Name Verified on: 19-Dec-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Apr-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils (essential oil adulterant of sandalwood oil fide Pl Res SEAs 19:163. 1999)
  • Materials: wood (fide F Guat; Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    • Central America: Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela - Anzoategui, - Aragua, - Carabobo, - Federal District
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Manabi

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  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
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  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

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