Coffee (ThursdayTreeLove)

I have posted Coffee on my blog earlier and here it is again.

The reason for a repeat post on Coffee is because @puneribaker shared these lovely Coffee blossom images.. And I had to share them with all TTL bloggers!

Coffee belongs to the Coffea genus and to the Rubiaceae family.

Its flowers are extremely fragrant and grow in leaf axils. The leaves itself are oppositely placed on the stem and have a prominent interpetiolar stipule. This kind of stipule is a characteristic of this plant family.

Commercially, coffee is grown in tea estates under the shade of tall Silver Oak trees. In India, the Kodagu district in Karnataka is a prominent coffee growing region.

But plant lovers have procured and nurtured coffee plants in their gardens in other parts of India as well. The above images are from one such garden. The species grows well in Pune.. bears flowers and fruits (despite not being in its optimal weather conditions) thus keeping the plant parents are happy!!

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. We are meeting after a break and best wishes to Parul for recovery. Do head over to her blog to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

PS. Some other Rubiaceae members are Mussaenda , Morinda citrifolia and Mitragyna parviflora. They are popular garden varieties and I am sure you would have seen those.

12 Replies to “Coffee (ThursdayTreeLove)”

  1. I have had a coffee plant as a house plant (they aren’t hardy where I live) for several years. It’s never bloomed so I loved seeing the flowers.

  2. Wow, I never knew we could grow it in our garden. You have one lucky friend. Anyway, I didn’t even know it flowers. This looks wonderful, my mother would love to grow this in her garden.

  3. Thanks a bunch for your wishes! These are lovely blooms and look like jasmine 🙂
    I have never seen these. Should head out to Coorg to watch them bloom. Thanks Archana. Hope to see you back tomorrow.

  4. I have seen these trees from such close quarters, I have seen coffee plantations in Araku Valley, Visakapatnam from far as i went around in a bus. I like the close up shots, thanks for sharing. I always learn botanical names from your posts… .. which are always new:)

  5. This blossom looks familiar. I think I took some photos of this or a very similar plant (?) on my phone. I will have to take a look. Thanks for an interesting and informative post!

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