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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. Last Changed: 28-Mar-2001
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 11 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 Potosi]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche (s.e.), Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz]

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


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  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. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1. 1971 (Crops US)
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  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 International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?28390. Accessed 18 December 2018.