Erythroxylum areolatum L.

Bush 1-6 m; leaves oblong to obovate, slim, 5-13 cm long, 3-5.5 cm wide, obtuse and sometimes emarginate at the apex, elongated or nearly cuneate at the base, pallid green on the underside, lateral veins anastomosing;; underside with areoles in two lines parallel to midrib; petiole 4-6 mm; stipules 2 mm; pedicels fasciculate; flowers appearing before or with the leaves, fragrant; calyx 2 mm, with pointed lobes; petals 2-3 mm, oblong; drupe 6-9 mm, obtuse at both ends.

Common names: arabo carbonero, jibá macho.

Erythroxylum areolatum, branch
Erythroxylum areolatum, leaf
Erythroxylum areolatum, fruit

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