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Cinchonopsis

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Cinchonopsis is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing the single species Cinchonopsis amazonica.[2] It is native to South America, where it occurs in the Amazon basin to the eastern slopes of the Andes.[3]

This is a tree with oppositely arranged leaves and terminal inflorescences. The white flowers have funnel-shaped corollas with five triangular lobes. The fruit is a papery cylindrical capsule. This species was separated from genus Cinchona mainly on the basis of the morphology of the flowers.[4]

References

  1. ^ Standley, Paul Carpenter. 1931. Publications of the Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series 8(5): 334, Cinchona amazonica
  2. ^ Andersson, Bengt Lennart. 1995. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 82(3): 424 Cinchonopsis amazonica
  3. ^ Cinchonopsis amazonica. Selected Rubiaceae Tribes and Genera. Tropicos.
  4. ^ Cinchonopsis. Selected Rubiaceae Tribes and Genera. Tropicos.
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Cinchonopsis: Brief Summary

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Cinchonopsis is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing the single species Cinchonopsis amazonica. It is native to South America, where it occurs in the Amazon basin to the eastern slopes of the Andes.

This is a tree with oppositely arranged leaves and terminal inflorescences. The white flowers have funnel-shaped corollas with five triangular lobes. The fruit is a papery cylindrical capsule. This species was separated from genus Cinchona mainly on the basis of the morphology of the flowers.

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