Coffea arabica L.

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Coffea arabica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sambonyara Rd, Vumba

Coffea arabica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sambonyara Rd, Vumba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Arabica coffee (English)
Description: Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, distinctly acuminate with 7-10 pairs of lateral veins; domatia inconspicuous or absent. Flowers in axillary clusters, white or pinkish. Fruit an ellipsoidal drupe, red to purple when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arabica: Arabian
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Ethiopia, southern Sudan and northern Kenya.
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Insects associated with this species: Amata alicia (Food plant)
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Image last updated: Wednesday 8 November 2006
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 453.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 161.

Other sources of information about Coffea arabica:

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Flora of Malawi: Coffea arabica
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Coffea arabica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Coffea arabica

External websites:

African Plant Database: Coffea arabica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Coffea arabica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coffea arabica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coffea arabica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coffea arabica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coffea arabica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coffea arabica
Ispot Southern Africa : Coffea arabica
JSTOR Plant Science: Coffea arabica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coffea arabica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coffea arabica
Tropicos: Coffea arabica
West African Plants database: Coffea arabica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Coffea arabica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=156180, retrieved 4 December 2016

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