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Bixa Orellana

Botanical Name:

Bixa orellana

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Shrub.

Flower

Flowers in terminal 8–50-flowered panicles or corymbs; bracts 5–10 mm. long, caducous; pedicels 8–10 mm. long, red-scaly, apex thickened and with 5–6 sessile glands.

Fruit

Capsule narrowly ovoid, acute, densely covered with stiff, slender bristles, opening to the base by two valves.

Taxonomy

Order

Violales

Family

Bixaceae

Genus

Bixa

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