Coffea arabica

Scientific name: Coffea arabica L.
Botanical family: RUBIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • café


  • kafé

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Shrub, up to 7 m tall with stem branching; leaves opposite, petiole ca. 1 cm long, leaf blade dark green, shiny, obovate, oblanceolate or broadly elliptical, 10-40cm x 5-15 cm; inflorescence in axillary clusters, flowers white, fragrant, generally sessile; fruit a berry, oblong to globose 12-25 mm long, red when ripe.








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