Pimenta dioica (L.) MerrillMyrtaceae

common name synonyms: clover-pepper, Jamaica-pepper, pimenta, pimento

scientific name synonyms: P. officinalis Lindl., P. pimenta (L.) H. Karst., P. vulgaris Lindl., Myrtus dioica L., M. pimenta L.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Myrtales

growth form: tree

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: Central America

notes: widely cultivated everywhere, provides allspice or pimento; introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth