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Syzygium aromaticum
(clove)

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Syzygium aromaticum (clove)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Syzygium aromaticum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • clove
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Essential oils
  • Oil/fat
  • Smoking
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Wood/timber

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Syzygium aromaticum (clove); fruiting shoot. Uganda.
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Syzygium aromaticum (clove); fruiting shoot. Uganda.
Fruiting shootSyzygium aromaticum (clove); fruiting shoot. Uganda.David J. Greathead

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry

Preferred Common Name

  • clove

Other Scientific Names

  • Caryophyllus aromaticus L. (1753)
  • Eugenia aromatica (L.) Baill., nom. illeg.
  • Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.
  • Eugenia caryophyllus (Spreng.) Bullock & S. G. Harrison

International Common Names

  • English: clove tree
  • Spanish: clavo de especia; clavo de olor
  • French: clou de girofle; giroflier
  • Portuguese: cravo-da-India

Local Common Names

  • Cambodia: khan phluu
  • Germany: Gewuerznelkenbaum
  • Indonesia: cenkeh
  • Italy: chioda di garofano; claventino
  • Laos: kaanz phuu
  • Myanmar: lay-hnyin
  • Netherlands: Kruidnagelboom
  • Thailand: kan phlu
  • Vietnam: dinh huong

EPPO code

  • SYZAR (Syzygium aromaticum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Myrtales
  •                         Family: Myrtaceae
  •                             Genus: Syzygium
  •                                 Species: Syzygium aromaticum

Uses List

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Drugs, stimulants, social uses

  • Smoking

Human food and beverage

  • Oil/fat
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Essential oils
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore