Arabica

Arabica, Linn. Common or Aaasus Corrsa. Fig.
514. Lvs. 3-6 in. long, rather thin, oblong, nearly three times as long as broad. more or less abruptly contracted near the apex to a point about V, in. long: fls. in axillary clusters of 3-5; segments of corolla four times as long as wide: fr. a 2-seeded, deep crimson berry, but the "ber
ries " or beans of commerce are the seeds. The commer cial varieties of Coffee are based -largely on the size, shape, color and flavor of the seeds, and hence the fr. is
very variable, but the typical fr. may be considered to be oval and half an inch long.