Coffea arabica L.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Coffea arabica L.
  • Common name : Arabian Coffee, Coffee
  • Vernacular name : Kahawa, Arabian Coffee (Hindi); Coffee (Oria); Coffee (Telugu); Bannu, Coffee, Kappi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Introduced into the East. Cultivated for its seeds which is the source of commercial coffee
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Ganjam district
  • Native : Ethiopia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy N. & Pragasan A. L. 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Coffea arabica. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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