Rauvolfia caffra

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Quinine Tree
Rauvolfia caffra stem leaves.JPG
Rauvolfia caffra stem and leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Rauvolfia
Species: R. caffra
Binomial name
Rauvolfia caffra

R. natalensis

Rauvolfia caffra is a tree in the Apocynaceae family. It is commonly known as the Quinine Tree. These trees are distributed from the Eastern Cape of South Africa to Tropical Africa and are found in low lying forests near rivers and streams and on floodplains.



  • Pooley, E. (1993). The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. ISBN 0-620-17697-0.