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Coca family
Erythroxylum coca
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Erythroxylaceae

Erythroxylaceae (the coca family) is a family of flowering trees and shrubs consisting of 4 genera and 271 species.[2][3][4] The four genera are Aneulophus Benth., Erythroxylum P.Browne, Nectaropetalum Engl., and Pinacopodium Exell & Mendonça. The best-known species are the coca plants, including the species Erythroxylum coca, the source of the substance coca.


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