Virola carinata

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Virola carinata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Myristicaceae
Genus: Virola
Species: V. carinata
Binomial name
Virola carinata
(Benth.) Warb.[1][2][3][4]

Virola carinata is a New World, tropical evergreen tree in the Myristicaceae family that is indigenous to Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil (Amazonas and Rondônia). It grows to a height of about 30m and its fruit is subglobular, 16-20 mm long and 17-19 mm in diameter, found in groups of 4 to 12.[3]

File:Virola carinata embryo.jpg
Embryo of V. carinata

See also


  1. This binomial authority comes from the reference; however the references for and credit the authorities as "(Spruce ex Benth.) Warb." and "Warb.", respectively.
  2. GRIN. "Virola carinata information from ARS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Morlhon, Philippe. "Plantes et botanique :: Virola carinata" (in French (with "Google Translate" option)). Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  4. "Plant Name Details for Virola carinata". IPNI. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
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