Argocoffeopsis lemblinii

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Argocoffeopsis lemblinii
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Argocoffeopsis
A. lemblinii
Binomial name
Argocoffeopsis lemblinii
) Robbr.

Argocoffea lemblinii (A.Chev.) J.-F.Leroy
Coffea lemblinii (A.Chev.) Keay
Randia lemblinii A.Chev.

Argocoffeopsis lemblinii is an extinct relative of the

Auguste Jean Baptiste Chevalier in January 1907 in the valley of the Agnéby river in Côte d'Ivoire
, and was not found during subsequent surveys. Argocoffeopsis lemblinii was a much branched shrub which could reach a height of about 50 centimetres. The flowers were white, the small fruits spheroid. It grew in a forest habitat.


  • J. Hutchinson & J.M. Dalziel: Flora of West Tropical Africa: Vol. 2 Ericaceae-Labiatae. Crown Agents, 1963
  • Ronald William John Keay: Notes on Rubiaceae for the "Flora of West Tropical Africa": II. In: Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État à Bruxelles, Vol. 28, Fasc. 3 (Sep. 30, 1958), p. 291-298
  • Auguste Chevalier (1947) Les caféiers du globe. III. Systématiques des caféiers et faux caféiers. Maladies et insectes nuisible. Vol. 28, Fascicule III. Encyclopédie biologique, Paris: P Lechevalier. (in French)
  • Jean-François Leroy: Un faux Caféier à rechercher en Côte d'Ivoire : l'Argocoffea lemblini (A. Chev.) J. Agric. Trop. Bot. Appl. 10 : 259–261. (in French)

External links

  • World Checklist of Rubiaceae
  • Image of the holotype at Aluka
  • A. Assi (1998). "Argocoffeopsis lemblinii". .