Coffea becquetii A.Chev.
Coffea intermedia (A.Froehner) A.Chev.
Coffea nandiensis Dowson ex Bullock
Coffea eugenioides is usually a shrub, but sometimes becomes more tree-like. It grows 1 - 4.5 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, coffee and source of wood. It is a promising wild coffee that has been cultivated on a trial basis and shows potential for developing improved forms[
]. It is sometimes sold in local markets and the plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
East tropical Africa - Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, Tanzania.
Under-storey vegetation in forests, at elevations from 1,000 - 2,100 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the moist tropics, in Tanzania it grows in areas where the mean annual rainfall is 800 - 2,100mm[
Tolerates a wide range of soil types, though it grows best in sandy clay loams and sandy loams[
Fruit - raw[
]. The ripe red fruits are eaten as a snack, mostly by children. The fruit is eaten frequently in moderate amounts[
]. The fruit is sometimes boiled, then dried and stored for later use[
]. The fruit is a two-seeded red drupe 8 - 10mm long[
The seeds are ground into a powder and used as coffee[
]. The seeds have a very low caffeine content and coffee made from them tastes mild and agreeable[
The plant plays a role in breeding work of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, especially in broadening the genetic base and lowering the caffeine content[
The wood is used for poles and tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel[
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