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Taxon: Angostura trifoliata (Willd.) T. S. Elias

Genus: Angostura
Family: Rutaceae subfamily: Toddalioideae tribe: Cusparieae
Nomen number: 400537
Place of publication: Taxon 19:575. 1970
Name verified on: 17-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jun-2011
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • angostura   (Source: HerbSpices 2:213. [as Galipea trifoliata]) – English
  • Angostura   (Source: HerbSpices 2:213. [as Cusparia trifoliata]) – German
  • cuspa   (Source: Use Pl Venez [as Cusparia trifoliata]) – Spanish
  • cuspare   (Source: Use Pl Venez [as Cusparia trifoliata]) – Spanish
  • quina   (Source: F VenGuay [as Cusparia trifoliata]) – Spanish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern South America: Venezuela - Amazonas, Anzoategui, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro, Sucre


  • Brummitt, R. K. 2011. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 62. Taxon 60:232. [Committee recommends that Cusparia Humb. should be treated as not validly published].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. [accepts].
  • Elias, T. S. 1970. The correct name for the genus Cusparia (Rutaceae). Taxon 19:573–575. [accepts].
  • Gereau, R. E. 1990. Achuaria, nuevo genero de Rutaceae, con una sinopsis de las Cuspariinae peruanas. Contribucion al estudio de la flora y de la vegetacion de la Amazonia peruana: 18. Candollea 45:368. [mentions].
  • Kallunki, J. A. & J. R. Pirani. 1998. Synopses of Angostura Roem. & Schult. and Conchocarpus J. C. Mikan (Rutaceae). Kew Bull. 53:265–266. [accepts].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. [accepts].
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. [accepts].


Check other web resources for Angostura trifoliata (Willd.) T. S. Elias:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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