Taxon: Pimenta racemosa (Mill.) J. W. Moore

Genus: Pimenta
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 28393
Place of publication: Bernice P. Bishop Mus. Bull. 102:33. 1933
Name Verified on: 14-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (British) - Tortola, - Virgin Gorda; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Landrum, L. R. 1986. Campomanesia, Pimenta, Blepharocalyx, Legrandia, Acca, Myrrhinium, and Luma (Myrtaceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 45:105.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Check other web resources for Pimenta racemosa (Mill.) J. W. Moore :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image