Colubrina elliptica

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Colubrina
Species: C. elliptica
Binomial name
Colubrina elliptica
(Sw.) Brizicky & W.L. Stern

Colubrina elliptica, Mabi or Soldierwood, is a species of flowering tree in the buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae, that is native to the Florida Keys, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and Venezuela.[1]


The bark and leaves of mabi are used to create Mauby, a drink popular in the Caribbean.