Sea Amyris

Synonyms:
Sea Torchwood
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Amyris_elemifera (Wikipedia)

Amyris elemifera
Amyris Elenifera Ypey73.jpg

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A. elemifera
Binomial name
Amyris elemifera

Amyris elemifera is a species of flowering plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae. Its common names include sea torchwood, smooth torchwood, candlewood, sea amyris, tea, cuabilla, and bois chandelle. It is native to Florida in the United States, the Caribbean, and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. It is also known from northern South America. The species name elemifera is from the Greek, meaning "resin bearing".

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