Psychotria carthagenensis

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Psychotria carthagenensis
Gentianales - Psychotria carthagenensis - kew 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Psychotria
Species: P. carthagenensis
Binomial name
Psychotria carthagenensis

Psychotria carthaginensis (lapsus)

External images
Photos: [1][2][3][4]

Psychotria carthagenensis, also known as Amyruca, is a South American rainforest understory shrub from the coffee family, Rubiaceae. It grows from the tropics of South America to Mexico.[2]

Containing the hallucinogenic indole alkaloid DMT, it is primarily known as an ingredient in the entheogenic tea Ayahuasca, although its use is less common than Diplopterys cabrerana or its close relative Psychotria viridis.

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  1. ^ Catalogue of Life
  2. ^ "WCSP". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2010. 

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