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Bixa_orellana  Achiote,Bixa orellana,Geotagged,India Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro


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  1. I've never seen these before, they look gorgeous. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Posted 6 years ago
  2. I would love to grow this shrub or small tree but I think it is a bit too cold where I live. The fruits are beautiful, thank you. Posted 5 years ago

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Achiote is a shrub or small tree originating from the tropical region of the Americas. The name derives from the Nahuatl word for the shrub, ''āchiotl'' [aːˈt͡ʃiot͡ɬ]. It is also known as Aploppas, and its original Tupi name ''uruku''. It is cultivated there and in Southeast Asia, where it was introduced by the Spanish in the 17th century. It is best known as the source of the natural pigment annatto, produced from the fruit. The plant bears pink flowers and bright red spiny fruits which.. more

Similar species: Malvales
Species identified by Ragisha Kottamal
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By Ragisha Kottamal

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Uploaded Nov 15, 2013. Captured Nov 5, 2013 18:50 in Railway Foot Over Bridge, Palissery, Thalassery, Kerala 670101, India.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/4.5
  • 1/101s
  • ISO200
  • 34.935mm