Crossopteryx febrifuga

Crossopteryx febrifuga by Michael Plagens

Tugen Hills, Baringo County, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

LEAVES: The dark green leaves are lance to elliptical shaped and are opposite on the stems.

TREE: A small tree with often crooked trunk. Extractions from the bark have been used in traditional medicine to reduce fever.

FLOWERS: The numerous white flowers are in large rounded clusters. The exserted stamens are conspicuous.

RANGE: Widespread in Africa.

FRUIT: Mature into dry capsules.


Crossopteryx febrifuga by Michael Plagens

Rubiaceae -- Coffee Family

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Kenya Natural History

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