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Taxon: Calycanthus floridus L.

Genus: Calycanthus
Family: Calycanthaceae
Nomen number: 8661
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1066. 1759
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 22-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Sep-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 5 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:

  • Carolina-allspice   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Carolina-allspice   (Source: F NAmer [as C. floridus]) – English   [Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus]
  • Carolina-allspice   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English   [Calycanthus floridus var. floridus]
  • pineapple-shrub   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Calycanthus floridus var. floridus]
  • spicebush   (Source: F Carolin ) – English
  • strawberry-shrub   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • strawberry-shrub   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Calycanthus floridus var. floridus]
  • sweetshrub   (Source: F Carolin ) – English
  • sweetshrub   (Source: F NAmer [as C. floridus]) – English   [Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus]
  • sweetshrub   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Calycanthus floridus var. floridus]
  • arbre aux anémones   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French   [Calycanthus floridus var. floridus]
  • echter Gewürzstrauch   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Calycanthus floridus var. floridus]
  • fruchtbarer Gewürzstrauch   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. fertilis]) – German   [Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus]
  • Nelkenpfeffer   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. fertilis]) – German   [Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus]
  • hårig kryddbuske   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • kryddbuske   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus]

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

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


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Clewell, A. F. 1985. Guide to the vascular plants of the Florida panhandle.
  • Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz. 1981. Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • 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.
  • Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania.


Check other web resources for Calycanthus floridus L.:


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  • 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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