Cinchona ledgeriana

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  • noun

Synonyms for Cinchona ledgeriana

Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers

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Once adapted to Java's climate, the so-called Cinchona ledgeriana subspecies developed even higher quinine concentrations.
In an ironic squaring of the circle first begun by the Aymara guide Manuel Incra Mamani eighty years earlier, a bag of Cinchona ledgeriana seeds were smuggled out of the Philippines just before the Japanese invasion and planted in Ecuador--too "late to produce quinine for the war, but at least a homecoming of sorts for a native plant.