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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Bixa orellana L. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Bixa acuminata Bojer, nom. inval., Bixa americana Poir., Bixa katangensis Delpierre, Bixa odorata Ruiz & Pav., Bixa odorata Ruiz & Pav. ex G. Don, Bixa orellana f. leiocarpa (Kuntze) J.F. Macbr., Bixa orellana var. leiocarpa (Kuntze) Standl. & L.O. Williams, Bixa orleana Noronha, Bixa platycarpa Ruiz & Pav. ex G. Don, Bixa purpurea Sweet, Bixa tinctaria Salisb., Bixa tinctoria Salisb., Bixa upatensis Ram. Goyena, Bixa urucurana Willd., Orellana americana (Poir.) Kuntze, Orellana americana Kuntze, Orellana americana var. leiocarpa Kuntze, Orellana orellana (L.) Kuntze) (named after the Spanish explorer Don Francisco de Orellana, c. 1511–1550, discoverer of the Amazon River 1541–1542, unfaithful comrade of Gonzalo Pizarro (c. 1502–1548). See Joseph Sabin, A dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time. The bibliographical society of America. New York 1868–1939, H.C. Heaton (ed.), The Discovery of the Amazon according to the Account of Friar Gaspar de Carvajal and Other Documents. New York 1934, J. Alden and D.Ch. Landis, European Americana: a chronological guide to works printed in Europe relating to Americas. 1473–1776. New York 1980–1988, Beatriz Pastor Bodmer, Armature of Conquest: Spanish Accounts of the Discovery of America, 1492–1589. Stanford 1992, G.W. Cole, ed., A catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, forming a part of the Library of E.D. Church. [Reprint of 1907 edition.] Mansfield 1994..

References regarding Bixa orellana L. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Encycl. (Lamarck) (1804)
· Hortus Maurit. (1837)
· Fl. Nicarag. (1909)
· Publications of the Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical series (1941)
· Anales Inst. Bot. Cavanilles (1959)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1961)
· Taxon (1970)
· Tropical and Geographical Medicine (1991)
· Chem. Pharm. Bull. (3346)
· Science (2089)
· BMC Complement. Altern. Med. (2006)
· Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (2008)

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