8381.000 Coffea L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Stipules obtuse or aristate. Leaves opposite; lamina glabrous but usually with domatia. Inflorescences axillary along main stems. Flowers bisexual, 5-8-merous, appearing before the leaves or with the leaves; solitary or in clusters of 2-4 per leaf axil. Calyx limb reduced to a rim; tube campanulate to turbinate. Corolla white or sometimes pink; tube cylindric or slightly funnel-shaped; lobes spreading. Ovary 2-locular; ovules 1 per loculus. Style exserted with divergent arms. Seeds 2 per fruit; each deeply grooved on the inner face.

Worldwide: 90 species from tropical Africa to the Mascareignes

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Amata alicia (Maid Alice)
Latoia urda (Large green latoia)
Leucoplema dohertyi
Lophoruza semiscripta
Coffea mufindiensis subsp. australis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mufindiensis Hutch. ex Bridson subsp. australis BridsonMSDescription, Image
racemosa Lour.MS,GI,MDescription, Image
salvatrix Swynn. & Philipson[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
schliebenii Bridson[NrEnd][VU]N
zanguebariae Lour.N,Z,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Coffea:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coffea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coffea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coffea
Wikipedia: Coffea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coffea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coffea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Coffea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1409, retrieved 23 March 2023

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