genus Cinchona


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Noun1.genus Cinchona - large genus of trees of Andean region of South America having medicinal bark
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Rubiaceae, madder family, Rubiaceae - widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry
chinchona, cinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
Cartagena bark, Cinchona cordifolia, Cinchona lancifolia - Colombian tree; source of Cartagena bark (a cinchona bark)
calisaya, Cinchona calisaya, Cinchona ledgeriana, Cinchona officinalis - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
Cinchona pubescens, cinchona tree - small tree of Ecuador and Peru having very large glossy leaves and large panicles of fragrant pink flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
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Regardless, Linnaeus named the genus Cinchona in her honor but with a misspelling that in 1866 the International Botanical Congress opted to retain.
Quinine is the strongest of four fever-fighting alkaloids found in the bark of trees of the genus Cinchona, belonging to the Rubiaceae family, of which there are some twenty-three species, all native to South America, growing along the eastern spine of the Andes.