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Taxon: Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr.

 
Genus: Pimenta
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 28390
Place of publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 165:37. 1947
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (spice)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosí]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche (s.e.), Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Jamaica
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Pimenta+dioica&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  8. Landrum, L. R. 1986. Campomanesia, Pimenta, Blepharocalyx, Legrandia, Acca, Myrrhinium, and Luma (Myrtaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 45:83.
  9. Macía Braco, M. J. 1998. La Pimienta de Jamaica [Pimenta dioica (L.) Merrill, Myrtaceae] en la Sierra norte de Puebla (México). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 56:337-349.
  10. Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  13. Paula, J. A. M. et al. 2010. Gênero Pimenta: aspectos botânicos, composição química e potencial farmacológico. Revista Brasil. Pl. Med. 12:363-379.
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?28390. Accessed 20 September 2019.