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Fever tree makes sense if it grows near swamps where people are likely to catch malaria.
So I am very surprised to see that in many web pages, like the WorldWed, or Answers.com, or dictionary.reference.com, defintion, this tree is described as an "African tree supposed to mark healthful regions".
Does anyone have an idea to explain this paradox? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 06:43, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
The two sources currently cited in the article relate the story of settlers associating malaria with fever trees because the trees tended to grow in swampy areas. If you have sources giving another story, feel free to add something to the effect of "However, other sources say..." --BlueMoonlet 14:38, 25 September 2007 (UTC)