Rauvolfia caffra

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Quinine tree
Rauvolfia caffra stem leaves.JPG
Rauvolfia caffra stem and leaves
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Rauvolfia
Species: R. caffra
Binomial name
Rauvolfia caffra
  • Rauvolfia goetzei Stapf
  • Rauvolfia gonioclada K.Schum. ex Stapf
  • Rauvolfia inebrians K.Schum.
  • Rauvolfia leucopoda K.Schum. ex Stapf
  • Rauvolfia macrophylla Stapf nom. illeg.
  • Rauvolfia mayombensis Pellegr.
  • Rauvolfia natalensis Sond.
  • Rauvolfia obliquinervis Stapf
  • Rauvolfia ochrosioides K.Schum.
  • Rauvolfia oxyphylla Stapf
  • Rauvolfia tchibangensis Pellegr.
  • Rauvolfia verticillata A.Chev. nom. inval.
  • Rauvolfia welwitschii Stapf

Rauvolfia caffra is a tree in the Apocynaceae family. It is commonly known as the quinine tree. These trees are distributed from the Eastern Cape of South Africa to tropical Africa and are found in low-lying forests near rivers and streams, or on floodplains.



  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  • Pooley, E. (1993). The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. ISBN 0-620-17697-0.