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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Celastrales (10)

        Family: Celastraceae (5)(family description)

          Genus: Catha (1)

            Epithet: edulis (Vahl) Endl. (6)

Synonyms: Catha forsskalii A.Rich., Catha inermis J.F.Gmel., Celastrus edulis Vahl, Dillonia abyssinica Sacleux

abyssinica => from Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

edulis => edible

forsskalii => in honor of Pehr Forsskål (1736–1768), Swedish botanist

inermis => unarmed

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub, arborescent

External links

Check for Catha edulis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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