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NTBG Plant Name:
Coffea mauritiana
Barcode:
PTBG1000069415
Specimen ID:
016555
Collector ID:
7581
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
August 13, 1994
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Determiner:
David H. Lorence Oct 1998
Observers:
Gabriel D'Argent, Axelle Lamusse
Region:
Africa
Country:
MU
Island Group:
MASCARENE ISLANDS
Island:
Mauritius
Elevation:
400
Locality:
Mondrain Nature Reserve on Vacoas Ridges (west edge of central plateau); Most alien species hand- weeded from area by Mr. Gabriel D'Argent.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Small tree 4 m tall, branches ascending, petioles & costa yellow, leaves glossy above. Fruits yellowish-green, with odor of methyl salicylate. Seed voucher for NTBG. Probable hybrid between C. macrocarpa A. Rich. and C. mauritiana Lam.
Habitat:
Primary evergreen moist forest.
Associated Species:
With Myrtaceae, Sapotaceae, and Ebenaceae dominant.
Date of Last Update:
May 24, 2022

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