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Wild Coffee

Psychotria nervosa


A shade tolerant medium-sized shrub. Its maximum height ranges from approximately 4-10 feet. It produces "small, red, ellipsoid fruit" that resemble "the true coffee bean" in shape and attract birds. The leaves of this plant are generally 6 inches long and are narrowly obovate in shape. These glossy green leaves are puckered with impressed veins on the upper surfaces of the leaf blades, and there is pubescence along the veins on the leaf undersides. The small, white inflorescence occurs terminally on the branchlets during the warm months of the year. Each flower is a sessile or stalked, open, short cyme


Native to Florida and Central and South America

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 14, 2011
Submitted on Mar 14, 2011


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