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Cinchona sp., Quinine, Jesuitís bark

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 Cinchona sp.
Family: Rubiaceae
Quinine, Jesuitís bark
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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Cinchona plants are large shrubs or small trees with evergreen foliage, growing 5Ė15 m (16Ė49 ft) in height. Several species were sought after for their medicinal value and cultivated in India and Java where they also formed hybrids. The barks of several species yield quinine and other alkaloids that were the only effective treatments against malaria.


 Cinchona sp., Quinine, Jesuitís bark

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