Bixa orellana L., Sp. Pl. 512 1753. (syn. Bixa acuminata Bojer [Invalid]; Bixa americana Poir.; Bixa katangensis Delpierre; Bixa odorata Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don; Bixa orellana var. leiocarpa (Kuntze) Standl. & L.O.Williams; Bixa orellana f. leiocarpa (Kuntze) J.F.Macbr.; Bixa orleana Noronha [Spelling variant]; Bixa purpurea Sweet; Bixa tinctaria Salisb.; Bixa upatensis Ram.Goyena; Orellana americana (Poir.) Kuntze; Orellana americana var. leiocarpa Kuntze; Orellana orellana (L.) Kuntze);
Achiote, Aploppas, pimentao doce, Shendari, Lipstick tree, Annatto, Arnatto • Hindi: लटकन Latkan • Manipuri: উৰৈৰোম Ureirom • Kannada: Rangamali • Tamil: Sappiravirai • Oriya: Lotkons • Bengali: Latkan • Malayalam: Kurannumannal • Marathi: सेंदरी Sendri • Gujarati: सिंदूरी Sinduri • Assamese: Jolandhar;
efloraindia: 240911 BRS 45:
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for.id. request. and also confirm
is it Bixa orellana or hybrid or sub sp. Because the seed outer cover is green colour, where as B.O. reddish organe.
Date/Time-Location- 23.09.2011, NBNP Garden
Place, Altitude, GPS- ANaikatti, 640 MSL, Coimbatore Dist.,
Plant Habit- Tree
Flowers Size/ Colour- White
Size Seeds- Outer coat green colour.
I think Bixa orellana only
Yes, Bixa orellana L. of Bixaceae family.
This species is very common in Bangalore and Mysore. On the right side of the entrance gate to Mysore Palace (near main road), a row of these plants can be seen.
Bixa orellana ? :: 10/03/12 :: Bolpur (WB) SK-3:
This is fruiting …Flowering seems to be over.
Edible colour is produced from this….
Yes this plant yields edible dyes
I am also attaching mine pics of the same from same place.
Some more pics from same place
Yes Nice pictures of Bixa orellana. Family : Bixaceae
ID- brown spiky fruits?:
The ripe fruits and leaves suggest Bixa orellana, just a guess…
Agree with Dr. … This is Bixa orellana.
Thanks so much. I read up about Bixa Orellana– quite fascinating how this has travelled here from the Americas. Will try to get a fruit, break it open and see the seeds- I understand these are used to dye food products.
Help in ID please:
The picture labelled Shrub 2 seems to be Bixa orellana, Family: Bixaceae.
… is right in identifying second picture as Bixa orellana..
yes, Bixa orellana.. annatto dye plant
organic lipstick maker love this color
Bixa orellana : Attachments (1 + 2). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Lovely…… Sindoori Plant
Lovely picture. Here is the picture of the Fruit and its seed.
Flower id request (x-11) : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Should be Bixa orellana the Annatto dye plant..
Ex-situ Silviculture : Bixa orellana L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
Just very beautiful !
Hope to record its flower one day.
Tree For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 270414 : AK-23 : 5 posts by 3 authors.
looks like Bixa orellana
Can be Bixa orellana..
TSPNOV2015-68: Images of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae)
Habit: Large shrub-Tree.
Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1000 and 800 msl respectively.
Date: 22-09-2014,13-10-2014, 20-10-2014,26-06-2015 and 08-07-2015
Thank you for showing the beautiful images. The plant sometimes escapes from cultivation.
Thanks in turn… I do agree that it has escaped in certain areas. I have come across specimen growing at places where it could not have been planted.
Fwd: BIXA ORELLANA : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
attaching two images of fruits of Bixa orellana (ANNATTO TREE)
Bixa orellana L. : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Kolkata, India
Date: 8 September 2017
Elevation : 25 ft.
Fwd: SYNBIOSIS : 984 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
|Attaching a collage of Blank Swift visiting flowers of Bixa orellana(annatto tree)
Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 985 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Hornet visiting flowers of Bixa orellana (ANNATTO TREE).
Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 986 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Bee visiting flowers of Bixa orellana (ANNATTO TREE).
Please help identify. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Saw it growing in Poona.
Flower for Id – ID26112017SH2 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Flower for Id pl.
Location – Sanchi – ( Madhya Pradesh)
Date – October 2013
Bixa orellana :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 08 APR 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan Thane
Date: April 8, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Bixa orellana L.
MS/06/2017 : ID of a tree at Chennai Adyar Poonga : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
I photographed this tree during 2011. Is this tree Gyrocarpus americanus, commonly known as helicopter tree.
efi page on Gyrocarpus americanus with images.
It could be. But please also check it for Hildegardia populifolia.
Thanks… I will check the link suggested.
Bixa orellana L.??
Yes, appears possible as per images at Bixa orellana
Bixa orellana – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Bixa orellana from Chitrakoot – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Tree for Id 221108JM – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Family of the week: BIXACEAE – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Seeking the ID for a peculiar Tree – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Request for ID 121209GAS2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups
ID of a tree – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Bixa orellana from Bangalore-GS22012022-1: 4 high res. images.
Bixa orellana photographed from Bangalore, 20-9-2015
The ID is correct. It is a very useful plant. Fruits are used in preparation of edible colouring matter for colouring food and also Sindhur. commonly known as Arnatto and Lipstick tree.
Swamy /2023/ 108 – Bixa orellana: 5 images.