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Brisselet (Erythroxylum brevipes)


Erythroxylum brevipes is a shrub was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1824. The name is considered as validly published is a species in the genus Erythroxylum which contains approximately 256 to 279 species and belongs to the family of the Erythroxylaceae (Coca Family).The shrubs reach heights of 1 to 3 metres has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are obovate, entire and petiolate.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Erythroxylaceae

              • Genus: Erythroxylum