Myroxylon pereirae
   compleat botanica    plants    specimen names    Specimen (Mu - My)   
This page was created using standard templates and sample data from
The Compleat Botanica.

Learn how you can publish your own plant pictures and plant-related data using
The Compleat Botanica.









Myroxylon pereirae

Peruvian balsam
balsam of Peru

  family leguminosae 
  genus myroxylon 

More specimen entries
[prev]  [myroxylon pereirae]  [Next]


Genus  Myroxylon Species  pereirae Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Peruvian balsam   balsam of Peru Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S6821 Data source  MedPl p236;Frgnt p348
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This whole plant is mild resinous.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antiseptic   expectorant   decongestant Medicinal parts  Oleo-resin Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  May cause skin rash. Medicinal notes  Myroxylon pereirae is used as a traditional herbal remedy. It's used as an antiseptic, an expectorant and a decongestant. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the oleo-resin. May cause skin rash.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  rich balsamic resin Fragrance parts  Whole plant Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Myroxylon pereirae is a native plant in the natural environment and may have originated from Central America and Mexico.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

Page 3117 of 4998

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


  Order your copy here