Erythroxylum moonii

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Erythroxylum moonii Kunth

Erythroxylaceae

Life form: shrub

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Geranianae
Ordo:
Linales

Erythroxylum moonii is a shrub.

Naming

Erythroxylum moonii was described by Bénédict Pierre Georges Hochreutiner in 1905. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Erythroxylum moonii is a species in the genus Erythroxylum which contains approximately 256 to 279 species and belongs to the family of the Erythroxylaceae (Coca Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Erythroxylum moonii is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Erythroxylum moonii produces solitary white five-stellate flowers from March to April.

The shrubs produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Erythroxylum moonii is native to Colombia.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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