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Psychotria tenuifolia

Psychotria tenuifolia Sw.

Shortleaf Wild Coffee, Short-leaf Wild Coffee

Rubiaceae (Madder family)

Synonym(s): Psychotria sulzneri

USDA Symbol: PSTE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Red, orange or yellow.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Moist forests, swamps.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 81 - Natives For Your Neighborhood (2020) The Institute for Regional Conservation
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 589 - Drought-Tolerant, Low-Maintenance Plants for South 'Florida Yards' and 'Florida Landscapes (1999) J. Haynes, A. Hunsberger, J. McLaughlin and L. Va...

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Psychotria tenuifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Psychotria tenuifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Psychotria tenuifolia


Record Modified: 2021-07-02
Research By: CBR

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