Cinchona calisaya


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Related to Cinchona calisaya: Cinchona officinalis, Quinine Bark
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Noun1.Cinchona calisaya - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowersCinchona calisaya - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
genus Chinchona, genus Cinchona - large genus of trees of Andean region of South America having medicinal bark
chinchona, cinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
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Thirty, years later, his Indian guide, Manuel Incra Mamami, found a Bolivian species, Cinchona calisaya from the Aymara cali, meaning best, and saya, meaning bark--which contained a quinine content of 13 percent, more than three times the average.