Leea tinctoria

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Leea tinctoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Leea
Species: L. tinctoria
Binomial name
Leea tinctoria

Leea tinctoria is a species of plant in the Leeaceae family. It is endemic to São Tomé and Príncipe.[1] It is an important nectar source for the bird Nectarinia newtonii (Newton's yellow-breasted sunbird).[2] It has orange flowers.[3]


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Leea tinctoria. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 on Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 22 August 2007.
  2. ^ Patrice Christy - William Clarke, "SOUIMANGA DE NEWTON", Le Guide des oiseaux de São Tomé et Príncipe (in French), ECOFAC 
  3. ^ Kathleen Becker (2008), São Tomé and Príncipe, p. 197, ISBN 978-1-84162-216-3