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Photo: Bixa orellana.

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Smallish bush. The plants in the bot.g. of Rio were rather sorry-looking, compared too the lush bushes we saw later on in the Amazonas. Those pics to follow later. Rio de Janeiro bot.g., Brazil. Planted. 2001-02-13.


Bixa orellana L.
Engl.: annatto, achiote, annotta, arnotta, lipstick tree, orellana, urucu.
Deu.: Annatto, Orellana, Orlean.
Span.: achiote, achiotillo.
Pharm.: flag annotta.
Bot. syn.: Bixa acuminata Bojer, Bixa americana Poiret, Bixa katangensis Delpierre., Bixa odorata Ruiz & Pav. ex G. Don., Bixa platycarpa Ruiz & Pav. ex G. Don., Bixa purpurea hort., Bixa tinctoria Salixb., Bixa upatensis Grosscurdy, Bixa urucurana Willd., Orellana americana Kuntze, Orellana orellana (L.) Kuntze


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