Bixa orellana L.

 
  • Family : BIXACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Bixaceae
  • Species : Bixa orellana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bixa orellana L.
  • Common name : Lipstick Tree, Butter-seed Tree, Arnatto Tree
  • Vernacular name : Sindoori (San.); Sandoori (Hin.); Bangaara kaayi mara, Rangumale, Kumkumipalada mara, Kesari mara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 465, KFP 3133
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : A large shrub, seen only in cultivation. Leaves are simple, alternate and large. Flowers are large (7 cm), attractive and occur in terminal racemes. Stamens numerous. Fruit is a bristly, many-seeded capsule. Grown as an ornamental.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : America
  • Comments : Seeds are used in extracting a red dye.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Arehally road (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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