Dipteryx odorata (Tonco bean)
It comes the the Pea Family (Leguminosae)
Other names for Dipteryx odorata (Tonco bean) are Tonquin, Tonquin Butter, Tonka, Rumara, Tonco
The bean from this tree comes from the forests of Brazil and British Guiana. There it is called “Rumara”.
It is used in perfumery as a fixative. The “coumarin” component in this bean, is also used to flavour castor-oil.
The fatty substance of the beans is for sale in the Netherlands as “Tonquin Butter”.
Other names: Tonquin, Tonquin Butter, Rumara, Tonka, Tonco.