Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afzel. ex G.Don) Benth.

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Rubiales (58)

        Family: Rubiaceae (58) (family description)

          Genus: Crossopteryx (1)

           Epithet: febrifuga (Afzel. ex G.Don) Benth. (1)

Synonyms: Chomellia buchananii K. Schum., Crossopteryx africana Baillon, Crossopteryx kotschyana Fenzl., Rondeletia africana Winterb., Rondeletia febrifuga G.Don, Tarenna angolensis Hiern

africana => of African origin

angolensis => from Angola

buchananii => in honor of John Buchanan (1819-1898), New Zealand botanist and scientific artist

febrifuga => febrifuge, acting to reduce fever

kotschyana => in honor of Theodor Kotschy (1813–1866), Austrian botanist and plant collector in North African and western Asia

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

Check for Crossopteryx febrifuga at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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