Coffea arabica L.
Linnaeus, C. von (1753) Species Plantarum 2: 172. Type: Habitat in Arabia felici.
Arabica Coffee; Coffee, Arabica; Coffee; Arabian Coffee; Coffee, Arabian
A small tree not exceeding 20 cm dbh.
An introduced species originally from East Africa, widely cultivated in Australia and now naturalised in places in NEQ, particularly on the Atherton Tableland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 750 m. Grows in rain forest regrowth and disturbed rain forest.
Cultivated widely through out the world for it mass flowering and red fruits. Numerous strains and variety are grown for commercial coffee production.