Cinchona ledgeriana

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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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Fever-Tree's Tree House House Garden has a fantastical tree house made partly from reclaimed wood from Cinchona Ledgeriana (aka fever trees) - the bitter dark bark produces the premium quinine used in its tonics.
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.
Later, Spruce's trees were also used as a rootstock for another species of cinchona, named Cinchona ledgeriana after Briton Charles Ledger, who succeeded in transplanting them from Bolivia to the Dutch East Indies.