Mitragyna

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Mitragyna
Kaim (Mitragyna parviflora)- Young tree W IMG 1229.jpg
Mitragyna parvifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Mitragyna
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Mitragyna is a genus of trees in the Rubiaceae family. Members of this genus contain antimalarial and analgesic indole alkaloids.[1] Species of this genus include Mitragyna ciliata, Mitragyna ledermannii, Mitragyna parvifolia, Mitragyna speciosa, Mitragyna stipulosa,[2] Mitragyna javanica and Mitragyna inermis. The Rubiacae is the fifth largest family of flowering plants by number of genera, and the fourth or fifth largest by number of species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.definitions.net/definition/mitragyna
  2. ^ Rignanese, Luigi. "Botanica Sistematica". Taxonomy - Botanica Sistematica Online. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Mitragyna at Wikimedia Commons