Cinchona - Plant
Description for Cinchona
Cinchona is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing at least 23 species of trees and shrubs. They are native to the tropical Andean forests of western South America.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Luculia gratissima||Pink,creamy white||September-October.||15-20 meters||easy to grow|
Planting and care
It is also grown in Darjeeling (West Bengal). It is an evergreen tree, growing to a height of 10-12m with a sparse branching habit. It belongs to the family Rubiaceae. The important species, which are under commercial cultivation, are Cinchona ledgeriana, C.officinalis, c.robusta and C.succiruba.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||14C.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Cinchona
- These estimates for how long Cinchona takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Typical uses of Cinchona
Special features: Pleasant Luculia is one of the most attractive autumn flowering shrub of the Himalayas. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3-5 cm tall. It bears large pink, fragrant flowers in large terminal domed clusters, 8-15 cm across
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: As a medicinal herb, cinchona bark is also known as Jesuit s bark or Peruvian bark. The bark is stripped from the tree, dried, and powdered for medicinal uses. The bark is medicinally active, containing a variety of alkaloids including the antimalarial compound quinine and the antiarrhythmic quinidine.
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