Angostura trifoliata

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Angostura trifoliata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Angostura
Species: A. trifoliata
Binomial name
Angostura trifoliata
(Willd.) T.S.Elias
  • Bonplandia trifoliata Willd.
  • Cusparia febrifuga Humb. ex DC.
  • Cusparia trifoliata (Willd.) Engl.
  • Galipea officinalis Hancock[1]

Angostura trifoliata is a medicinal plant[2] native to South America. Its bark is commonly misconstrued as being used in Angostura brand bitters which is named after the town in Venezuela.

Angostura bark is, however used in a number of other aromatic bitters, such as Abbott's Bitters.[3]


  1. ^ Angostura trifoliata at Germplasm Resources Information Network
  2. ^ Leonhardt, Alexander. "Angostura". Herbs Info - Learn About Herbs, Herbal Remedies and Essential Oils. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  3. ^