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Dipteryx odorata
(tonka bean)

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Dipteryx odorata (tonka bean)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 03 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dipteryx odorata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • tonka bean
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Vegetative branch and fruit
TitleLine drawing of branch and fruit
CaptionVegetative branch and fruit
CopyrightJuliana de Paula Souza
Vegetative branch and fruit
Line drawing of branch and fruitVegetative branch and fruitJuliana de Paula Souza

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd.

Preferred Common Name

  • tonka bean

Other Scientific Names

  • Coumarouna odorata Aubl.
  • Dipteryx tetraphylla Benth.

International Common Names

  • Spanish: sarrapia
  • French: bois coumarou; diptéryx odorant; fève de Tonka; gaïac de Cayenne

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: cumaru; cumarurana; cumbaru; muimapagé
  • Germany: Tonkabohnenbaum

EPPO code

  • DPXOD (Dipteryx odorata)

Trade name

  • cumaru
  • fava de cumaru
  • fava tonca
  • tonka bean

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Faboideae
  •                                 Genus: Dipteryx
  •                                     Species: Dipteryx odorata

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Pulp

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