Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Coffea arabica L.

Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Coffea Species: Coffea arabica L.






Synonym Coffea vulgaris, Coffea moka Flower Color White
Common Name Coffee Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Arabica Coffee, Coffee Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Coffee Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude 1,370-1,830 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit purple when ripe, oblong with 2 pyrenes
Habitat Occurs in understory of secondary forests and along forest edges including along streams Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to Ethiopia and naturalised in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, China Bark Details Bark pale brown to dark brown
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species is an evergreen, glabrous shrub or small tree, up to 5 m tall when unpruned Leaf Details Leaves bifarious 5-7 by 1.2-2.5 in shortly acuminate shining glabrous lateral pits

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details