Category: fragrance agents. Recommendation for dipteryx odorata bean extract flavor usage levels up to: not for flavor use. Identity. Top of page. Preferred Scientific Name. Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd. Preferred Common Name. tonka bean. Other Scientific Names. Dipteryx odorata is a large tree endemic to South America; it is found in Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Honduras, and Venezuela. It has a.

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For more information about QR Codes click here. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Succeeds in full sun or light shade[ ]. Bark contains isoflavones and umbelliferone[ ]. The most important importing country is the United Stateswhere it is used especially in the tobacco industry. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London.

Dipteryx odorata – Wikipedia

At last, there is a non-culinary diptrryx of tonka beans to mention: Like a number of other plants, the tonka bean plant probably produces coumarin as a defense chemical. Northern and western S.

The word “tonka” is taken from the Galibi Carib tongue spoken by natives of French Guiana ; it also appears in Tupi, another language of the same region, as the name of the tree. The worst pests are the bats because they eat the fipteryx flesh of the fruit.

Coumarin, however, does not have anticoagulant properties.

Please view the copyright link for more information. Trees can commence production when just two years old if carefully cultivated, taking 7 dilteryx 10 years without cultivation[ ]. Cumaru decking has odorrata Class A fire-resistance ratingkdorata because it has a Flame spread Index of You can unsubscribe at anytime. This wood should also do exceptionally well as boat keels and frames, ice sheathing, industrial flooring, and specialty items requiring a strong durable wood.


The texture is fine; lustre medium; the grain irregular to often interlocked; no distinctive taste but a faint vanilla-like or rancid odour; a waxy or oily feel is also a characteristic of the wood[ ]. Other common names include Brazilian Teak, Kumaru, and Cumar?

Graham, Fernando Cabieses, Bernard D. A decoction of the seed and sugar is used as a cold remedy[ ]. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. QR Code What’s this? Open fruit with seed in middle Photograph by: Wednesday, October 6, Views Read Edit View history. Another ironical twist is that at about the same time, the comparatively low coumarin content of cassia became a regular issue dipterryx public concern, making headlines every year shortly before Christmas.

Prefers a pH in the range 5. Odoraat plant pages have their own unique code.

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Today, the main producers of tonka beans are Venezuela and Nigeria. The leaves are crushed to make a snuff powder[ diptwryx. Tonka Bean, Brazilian Teak. Some books suggest adding minute amounts of it to the dough of cakes or cookies; sweets ditperyx on coconutwalnuts or poppy are another possible field of application.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The seeds can also be used in the treatment of stomach pain, cough, and dysentery.

The oil from the seeds is used diptdryx alleviate stomach aches, to treat sores in the mouth, to fortify the scalp and improve hair growth[ ]. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other odortaa growing nearby[ ]. Coumarin glycosides occur in several plants; on wilting or drying, coumarin is liberated.


The seed is mixed with rum to make a tincture that is rubbed on snakebite, contusions and rheumatism[ ]. They are dipteryyx and wrinkled and have a smooth, brown interior.

Lastly, tonka beans are sometimes suggested as a substitute for bitter almondsespecially in countries where usage of bitter almonds is restricted or prohibited by national food laws. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

The fresh heartwood is a reddish-brown or purplish-brown colour with attractive light yellowish-brown or purplish streaks, seasoning to a variegated reddish and yellowish brown but after exposure to light gradually becoming a uniform yellowish brown or light brown; it is distinctly demarcated from the 3 – 5cm wide band of brownish yellow or yellowish brown sapwood[ ].

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a dpiteryx. You cipteryx translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Retrieved from ” https: For other sweet spices, see licorice. A plant of the moister tropics, preferring a temperature that does not usually fall below about 15?

Dipteryx odorata commonly known as “cumaru” or “kumaru” is a species of odorta tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. A few known fungi may cause problems:

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