- Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, vol. 1
- Descourtilz, Michel-Etienne
- Paris, 1821
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View of achiote flowers, seed pods, and leaves.
The achiote (Bixa orellana) is an evergreen shrub or bushy tree in the family Bixaceae. It is native to the Americas and is grown mostly for the orange dye obtained from its seeds.
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