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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
Name verified on: 17-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-May-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).


Common names:

  • clove   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • cloves   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • clovetree   (Source: F Viti ) – English
  • giroflier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Gewürznelkenbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • cravo-da-Índia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • cavo-aromático   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cravo-das-molucas   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cravo-de-doce   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • árbol del clavo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • clavero giroflé   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • clavo de olor   (Source: B. León, p.c.) – Spanish
  • kryddnejlika   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Malesia: Indonesia - Moluccas

  • also cultivated in paleotropics




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

  • 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 other web resources for images:

  • Google 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: (03 September 2015)

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