Taxon: Angostura trifoliata (Willd.) T. S. Elias

Genus: Angostura
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Toddalioideae
      Tribe: Cusparieae
Nomen number: 400537
Place of publication: Taxon 19:575. 1970
Name Verified on: 17-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jun-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (source of Angostura bitter fide Use Pl Venez, as as Cusparia trifoliata)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Angostura trifoliata; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Angostura trifoliata)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: Venezuela - Bolivar, - Amazonas, - Anzoategui, - Sucre, - Delta Amacuro


  • Brummitt, R. K. 2011. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 62 (Taxon) 60:232.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Elias, T. S. 1970. The correct name for the genus Cusparia (Rutaceae) (Taxon) 19:573-575.
  • Gereau, R. E. 1990. Achuaria, nuevo genero de Rutaceae, con una sinopsis de las Cuspariinae peruanas. Contribucion al estudio de la flora y de la vegetacion de la Amazonia peruana: 18 (Candollea) 45:368.
  • Kallunki, J. A. & J. R. Pirani 1998. Synopses of Angostura Roem. & Schult. and Conchocarpus J. C. Mikan (Rutaceae) Kew Bull. 53:265-266.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. 1995- (F VenGuay)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)


Check other web resources for Angostura trifoliata (Willd.) T. S. Elias :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image