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Clove
Syzygium aromaticum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-030.jpg
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
Species: S. aromaticum
Binomial name
Syzygium aromaticum
(L.) Merrill & Perry
Synonyms[1]
  • Caryophyllus aromaticus L.
  • Eugenia aromatica (L.) Baill.
  • Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.
  • Eugenia caryophyllus (Spreng.) Bullock & S. G. Harrison
Clove ootput in 2005

Cloves are the aromatic dried flouer buds o a tree in the faimily Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. Cloves are native tae the Maluku islands in Indonesie an uised as a spice in cuisines aw ower the warld. Cloves are harvestit primarily in Indonesie, Indie, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, an Sri Lanka. Thay hae a numbin effect on mooth tissues.

The clove tree is an evergreen that grows tae a hicht rangin frae 8–12 m, havin lairge leaves an sanguine flouers in numerous groups o terminal clusters. The flouer buds are at first o a pale color an gradually acome green, efter which thay develop intae a bricht reid, when thay are ready for collectin. Cloves are harvestit when 1.5–2 cm lang, an consist o a lang calyx, terminatin in fower spreadin sepals, an fower unopened petals which form a smaa baw in the center.

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