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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. Last Changed: 23-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 [Moluccas]


    Cultivated (also cult. in paleotropics)

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. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  4. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  5. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  6. León, B. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  8. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  12. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  13. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  14. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection (Pl Res SEAs) 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?50069. Accessed 13 December 2018.