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Bixa orellana

lipsticktree

Species Record #: gw1005473

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Botanical Information:

Genus: Bixa

Family: Bixaceae

Author: L.

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Bixa orellana
   by magicman2u
Remarks:
Bixa Orellana know as a Lipstick tree. Origin Tropical America. A rapid growing shrub.It has a oval shaped red fruit that has a soft fur like texture.Bixa is still cultivated today for use of its pigments and used as food coloring to color costumes and used in cosmedics.This flower is found throughout Tahiti and the French Polynesian. Picture was taken during my trip t...

    by magicman2u

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overalln/a
how easy  n/a
flowern/a
foliage8.0
propagaten/a
fragrance4.0
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