EPPO Global Database

Syzygium aromaticum(SYZAR)

Overview
Code created in: 2001-11-12

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SYZAR
  • Preferred name: Syzygium aromaticum
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Merrill & Perry

Notes

Malesia (Moluccas). Cultivated since ancient times for its aromatic dried flowers (cloves). Introduced in Malesia (thoughout), Sri Lanka, East Africa (Zanzibar), Madagascar, Caribbean, Brazil


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Caryophyllus aromaticus Linnaeus
Eugenia aromatica (Linnaeus) Baillon
Eugenia caryophyllata Thunberg
Eugenia caryophyllus (Sprengel) Bulliard & Harrison
Jambosa caryophylla (Sprengel) Niedenzu

Common names
Name Language
clove English
Gewürznelkenbaum German
giroflier French
clavero Spanish
clavo de especia Spanish
clavo de olor Spanish
chioda di garofano Italian
claventino Italian
pianta di garofano Italian
kruidnagelboom Dutch
cravinho Portuguese
cravinho-da-índia Portuguese
cravo-da-índia Portuguese
cravo-de-cabezinha Portuguese
karafuu Swahili