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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 updated: 22-May-1997
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • bay-rum-tree   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • bay-rum-tree   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa]
  • West Indian bay   (Source: Ency CNatIn ) – English
  • West Indian bay   (Source: Ency CNatIn ) – English   [Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa]
  • bois d'Inde   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – French   [Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa]
  • piment couronné   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa]
  • Bayrumbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa]
  • malagueta   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa]
  • bayoljeträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    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

  • also cultivated




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 Database 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.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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