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Taxon: Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry

 
Genus: Syzygium
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Syzygieae
Nomen number: 50069
Place of publication: Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts ser. 2, 18:196. 1939
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 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 (major source of cloves)
  • Materials: essential oils
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore
  • Social: smoking material (component of Kretak cigarettes)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Maluku]


    Cultivated (also cult. in paleotropics)

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. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  5. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  6. León, B. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. Spanish common names
  7. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  8. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  12. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  13. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_46.html target='_blank'
  14. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) A:257.

Check other web resources for Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry :

  • 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.

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?50069. Accessed 22 July 2019.