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Common name

English: Robusta coffee

German: Robusta-Kaffee

Portuguese: Café Robusta


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Rubiaceae (62)(family description)

          Genus: Coffea (2)

            Epithet: canephora Pierre ex A.Froehner (1)

Synonyms: Coffea bukobensis A.Zimm., Coffea laurentii De Wild., Coffea maclaudii A.Chev., Coffea robusta L.Linden, Coffea ugandae Cramer, Coffea welwitschii Pierre ex De Wild.

canephora => basket-bearer, in reference to the involucrum under the head of the flower

laurentii => in honor of Emile Laurent (1861-1904), Belgian botanist

maclaudii => in honor of C. Maclaud (1895-?) who collected in West Africa

robusta => strong, big, gigantic

welwitschii => honors Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch (1806-1872), an Austrian explorer and botanist working in of Portuguese Africa


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub, arborescent

Flower colour: white

External links

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