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Rubiaceae family

Chiococca alba
(Linnaeus) Hitchcock
, Annual Rep. Missouri Bot. Gard. 4: 94.  1893.
Bas.: Lonicera alba Linnaeus (1753).
Syn.: Chiococca parvifolia Wullschlaegel ex Grisebach (1861).

Kalkan. Kikado.
Indigenous very common scandent shrub of deciduous seasonal forest and semi-evergreen seasonal forest.
St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, Barbuda, Antigua, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, Nevis, Redonda, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, rest of West Indies, North America,  Mesoamerica, South America.


There are large and small-leafed forms, both now considered to be the same species.
The roots are used as bwa bandé-type male stimulant.
See also Zanthoxylum spinifex and Chione venosa