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Tonka Bean

Dipteryx odorata

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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How to grow Tonka Bean

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Growing Tonka Bean from seed

Transplanting Tonka Bean

Common Tonka Bean problems

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Other names for Tonka Bean

Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd.

Tonka Bean care instructions

How long does Tonka Bean take to grow?

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