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Tonka Bean is part of the Dipteryx genus and its scientific name is Dipteryx odorata. The odorata part of this plant's botanical name means 'fragrant'.
The extract is often sold as “Mexican Vanilla Extract” in Mexico, but is banned in the US due to studies in rats showing liver damage.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Tonka Bean so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Tonka Bean so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Tonka Bean plants:
Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd.