Calycophyllum candidissimum

Calycophyllum candidissimum, the degami, dagame or lemonwood, is a species of flowering plant in the family Calycophyllum, native to southern Mexico, Cuba, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela.[1] It is the national tree of Nicaragua.[2]

Calycophyllum candidissimum
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In Managua
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Calycophyllum
C. candidissimum
Binomial name
Calycophyllum candidissimum
  • Macrocnemum candidissimum Vahl
  • Mussaenda candida Poir.
  • Mussaenda candidissima (Vahl) Schult.


  1. ^ a b "Calycophyllum candidissimum (Vahl) DC". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  2. ^ Mosquin, Daniel (15 April 2008). "Calycophyllum candidissimum". Botany Photo of the Day. UBC Botanical Garden. Retrieved 18 December 2021.