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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Faimily: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
Species: S. aromaticum
Binomial name
Syzygium aromaticum
(L.) Merrill & Perry
  • Caryophyllus aromaticus L.
  • Eugenia aromatica (L.) Baill.
  • Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.
  • Eugenia caryophyllus (Spreng.) Bullock & S. G. Harrison
Clove ootput in 2005

Cloves is the aromatic dried flouer buds o a tree in the faimily Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. Cloves is native tae the Maluku islands in Indonesie an uised as a spice in cuisines the warld ower. Cloves is hairstit 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 graws tae a hicht rangin frae 8–12 m, haein lairge leafs an sanguine flouers in numerous groups o terminal clusters. The flouer buds is at first o a fauch colour an gradually acome green, efter whilk thay develop intae a bricht reid, whan 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 that form a smaa baw in the center.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved 9 Juin 2011.