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Bixa orellana
(Bixaceae)

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Species description or overview

Bixa orellana information from PIER
Information on Bixa orellana as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Bixa orellana information from NTBG
Information about Bixa orellana is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Bixa orellana
Nomenclatural information about Bixa orellana is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Bixa orellana information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bixa orellana--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Bixa orellana information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Bixa orellana, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Bixa orellana
Nomenclatural information about Bixa orellana is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Bixa orellana (Bixaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Bixa orellana as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Bixa orellana weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Bixa orellana for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Images

Images of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae) (annatto, achiote, alaea, alaea laau, kumauna)
Links to high-resolution free images of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae) (annatto, achiote, alaea, alaea laau, kumauna) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Bixa orellana information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bixa orellana in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Bixa orellana images from PIER
Images of Bixa orellana provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Bixa orellana information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bixa orellana in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Bixa orellana information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Bixa orellana--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Books

A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants
Perry, Frances and Roy Hay. 1982. A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants. Ward Lock Limited, Great Britain. 136 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-442-26859-9.


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