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Taxon: Calycanthus floridus L. var. floridus

Genus: Calycanthus
Family: Calycanthaceae
Nomen number: 402388
Name verified on: 22-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Sep-2011
No species priority site assigned.


See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • Carolina-allspice   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • pineapple-shrub   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • strawberry-shrub   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • sweetshrub   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • arbre aux anémones   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • echter Gewürzstrauch   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (bark used as a substitute for cinnamon fide Pl Book)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • also cultivated


  • Clewell, A. F. 1985. Guide to the vascular plants of the Florida panhandle.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. [= C. floridus].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= C. Floridus].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= C. floridus].
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Nicely, K. A. 1965. A monographic study of the Calycanthaceae. Castanea 30:65.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2.


Check other web resources for Calycanthus floridus L. var. floridus:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • 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
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Calycanthus floridus var. floridus cultivars

Check other databases for 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.

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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: (28 November 2015)

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