Allspice

Pimenta dioica

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  • Flower name
    Allspice
  • Scientific name
    Pimenta dioica
  • AliasAllspice
  • Place of originJamaica
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJuly

What is Allspice

Allspice (scientific name:Pimenta dioica) is a tropical evergreen tree of the Myrtaceae native to Jamaica. It lets tuft-formed small white blossoms bloom. The petal is four pieces, but stamens are outstanding a lot white. It is used to dried unripe fruit for the incense charge account of a stewed dish and the cake. Such as a digestion effect or the disinfection is said that is medicable. As for the plant name, a fragrance of the allspice matched with the fragrance of sweet smell ,sweetness, and bitterness which are mixed with three spices of cinnamon,clove,and nutmeg,was touched.However it is just only ones of allspice.

Common name: Allspice, scientific name:Pimenta dioica, Another name: pimento, a Jamaica-pepper, The place of origin: Jamaica, height of the tree: 10-18 m, A phyllotaxis: opposite, Leaf shape: long oval, similar to laurel leaves, Leaf margins: all margins, Flowering time: July, Inflorescence: cyme, a color of a flower: White, a corolla: 4 valves flower, number of stamens: Numerous, diameter: 1 cm, fruit shape: small spherical, fruit color: dark purple, ,Fruit diameter: 1 to 1.5 cm; number of seeds: 1 to 2; parts used: fruit and leaves; use: spices.


  • Order
    Myrtales
  • Family
    Myrtaceae
  • Genus
    Pimenta
  • Species
    P. dioica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeTropical evergreen tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorPurple
  • Height1000.0 ~ 1800.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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