Bixa orellana

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Achiote
Achiote pj.JPG
Achiote seed pods
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Faimily: Bixaceae
Genus: Bixa
Species: B. orellana
Binomial name
Bixa orellana
L.
Synonyms[1]
  • Bixa tinctaria Salisb.
  • Orellana orellana (L.) Kuntze
  • Bixa orleana Noronha
  • Bixa americana Poir.
  • Bixa purpurea Sweet
  • Bixa odorata Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don
  • Bixa acuminata Bojer
  • Orellana americana (Poir.) Kuntze
  • Bixa upatensis Ram.Goyena
  • Bixa katangensis Delpierre

Achiote (Bixa orellana) is a shrub or small tree oreeginatin frae the tropical region o Americae. North, Central an Sooth American natives oreeginally uised the seeds tae mak reid bouk pent an lipstick. For this reason, the achiote is sometimes cried the lipstick tree.

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