Browsing: Rubiaceae

Rubiaceae is a family of flowering plants, commonly known as the Coffee, Madder, or Bedstraw family. It consists of terrestrial trees, shrubs, lianas, or herbs that are recognizable by simple, opposite leaves with interpetiolar stipules. The family contains about 13,500 species in 611 genera, which makes it the fourth-largest angiosperm family. Rubiaceae has a cosmopolitan distribution, however, the largest species diversity is concentrated in the (sub)tropics.

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Psychotria elata (Hot Lips)

Psychotria elata (Hot Lips) is a tropical tree found in the rain forests of Central and South American countries. The plant has become internet-famous because…