Coffea magnistipula

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Coffea magnistipula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Coffeeae
Genus: Coffea
Species: C. magnistipula
Binomial name
Coffea magnistipula
Stoff. & Robbr.

Coffea magnistipula is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is a shrub species of Coffea that is endemic to the Lower Guinean forests of tropical West Africa, specifically the South Cameroon Plateau and the Chaillu Massif of Gabon. Its scientific name is derived from the large stipules in which rain water and debris collects. The plant is unusual among Coffea species in having adventitious roots.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stoffelen P, Robbrecht E, Smets E. 1997. "Adapted to the rain forest floor: A remarkable new dwarf Coffea (Rubiaceae) from Lower Guinea (Tropical Africa)." Taxon 46(1): 37-47.