18
Mar
2009
Coffea charrieriana Stoff & F. Anthony sp.nov.
New Species | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Coffea charrieriana Stoff & F. Anthony

The name is given in honor of Professor A. Charrier.

Distribution and Habitat - endemic in Bakossi Forest, in western Cameroon, on land rocks, up to 160 m altitude.

Description - shrub, 1-1.5 m high. Stalk 1-2 mm in diameter, pubescent. Stipele triangulation to the Delta, about 2 mm long, nested, pubescent. Petiole 2 mm long. Lamina elliptical to narrow elliptical, 5-7 x 2,2-3,5 cm, thin, narrow base to limbuluicuneata mitigated, leading acuminata, 7-13 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, 1-2 flowers. Flower pentemera, sessile, corolla tube 1 mm long, lobes linear, 6-8 x 2-3 mm, white. Fruit drupe flashy, 9-10 x 7 mm, red, stalk about 2 mm long, glabru. Seeds elliptical, about 5 x 4mm.

Coffea charrierianto differentiate from other trees, coffee shrubs in central Africa with small leaves, corolla tube, petals, anther and fruit.

Source www3.interscience.wiley.com

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