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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jun-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (source of Angostura bitter, 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 [Amazonas, Anzoategui, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro, Sucre]


  1. Brummitt, R. K. 2011. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 62 (Taxon) 60:232.
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  3. Elias, T. S. 1970. The correct name for the genus Cusparia (Rutaceae) (Taxon) 19:573-575.
  4. 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.
  5. Kallunki, J. A. & J. R. Pirani 1998. Synopses of Angostura Roem. & Schult. and Conchocarpus J. C. Mikan (Rutaceae) Kew Bull. 53:265-266.
  6. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  7. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)

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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400537. Accessed 26 May 2019.