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Plantarum indigenarum et exoticarum icones ad vivum coloratae, oder, Sammlung nach der Natur gemalter Abbildungen inn- und ausländlischer Pflanzen, für Liebhaber und Beflissene der Botanik (14206637746).jpg
Coutarea hexandra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Chiococceae
Genus: Coutarea
Type species
Coutarea speciosa

(syn. of Coutarea hexandra)


Coutarea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae.[1] The genus is native to southern Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies.[2]

These plants are woody trees and shrubs with oppositely arranged leaves and terminal inflorescences. The large, showy flowers are white, pink, red, or purplish, sometimes with whitish or greenish markings. The fruit is a woody, flattened capsule containing seeds with large wings.[3]



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