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

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". .