Amyris balsamifera

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Amyris balsamifera L.

Rutaceae

Life form: shrub

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Rutales
Subordo:
Rutineae
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Amyris balsamifera is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Amyris balsamifera was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1759. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Amyris balsamifera is a species in the genus Amyris which contains approximately 56 to 70 species and belongs to the family of the Rutaceae (Rue Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs are comparatively long-lived.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Amyris balsamifera has alternate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Amyris balsamifera produces panicles of white flowers.

The shrubs produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Amyris balsamifera is native to Florida, Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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