Pimenta officinalis Lindl. Myrtaceae. Allspice. Pimento.
West Indies. The allspice tree is cultivated in the West Indies, where it is common. The allspice, or pimento, berries of commerce are of the size of a small pea and in order are supposed to resemble a combination of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. This tree is also cultivated now in the East Indies. The seeds are used as a condiment.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.