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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Prefers a pH in the range 5. Dipteryx odorata Tonka beans Scientific classification Kingdom: The leaves can be used for earache.

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Readable yet also very detailed. This wood should also do exceptionally well as boat keels and frames, ice sheathing, dipteryc flooring, and specialty items requiring a strong durable wood.

However, commercial use of this as flavouring has been banned in some countries, particularly the USA. Dipteryx odorata commonly known as “cumaru” or “kumaru” is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae.

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It grows up to m with trunk diameter of about 1 m. Diptwryx and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The worst pests are the bats because they eat the pulpy flesh of the fruit.

Open fruit with seed in osorata Photograph by: A few known fungi may cause problems: Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but oodrata can.

It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 – 30? Right plant wrong place. From conflict of use ldorata multiple use: The best growth is reached on fertile soils rich in humus.


Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. Best sown in situ or in individual containers, since seedlings do not transplant well, fresh seed germinates in about 6 weeks[ ]. It has come out of use, though. This species is well known locally and generates an important income for rural families, particularly as a buffer in times of hardship.

Other common names include Brazilian Teak, Kumaru, and Cumar? It makes excellent wood for railway crossties and posts, for it is durable and does not split when exposed to the elements[ ]. It is known for its seeds that are black and wrinkled, and have a strong fragrance due to high coumarin content.

A decoction, combined with the crushed whole plant of Tonina fluviatilis, is used to prepare an infant fortifier[ ]. Today, the main producers of tonka beans are Venezuela and Nigeria.

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Coumarin, obtained from the seeds, is added to perfumes as a fixative[ ]. In seed production systems, the plant density is higher and the trees are older than in timber production systems. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. Wednesday, October 6, Elsevier – Churchill Livingstone.

Coumarin, however, does not have anticoagulant properties. Coumarin is toxic and causes serious though reversible liver damage in high dosages or if applied regularly over some time; toxic doses range around one gram, but some individuals are more suceptible. Typically, a few beans suffice to flavour one kg of these desserts. Coumarin glycosides occur in several plants; on wilting or drying, coumarin is liberated. Sensory quality Sweet and hay-like, very strong. The species name is a Latin participle from odor scent and means scented.


The wood is used extensively for cogs and shafts, heavy construction, turnery, fishing rods, paving blocks, barge and dock fenders, and flooring. 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.

Tonkabohnen Scents of Earth: Small quantities have been shipped into the United States for high-grade face veneer[ ]. Dipteryx odorata is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m 98ft by 20 m 65ft at a medium rate.

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The bark is astringent and febrifuge[ ]. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with dipteeryx botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.

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