Diplopterys cabrerana

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Diplopterys cabrerana
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Diplopterys
D. cabrerana
Binomial name
Diplopterys cabrerana
  • Banisteriopsis cabrerana[1]

Diplopterys cabrerana is a shrub native to the Amazon Basin, spanning the countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.[1] In the Quechua languages it is called chaliponga or chagropanga; in parts of Ecuador it is known as chacruna—a name otherwise reserved for Psychotria viridis.[2]

D. cabrerana and P. viridis are both common admixtures for ayahuasca. Both species are rich sources of DMT, a tryptamine thought to be endogenous in humans and many other species. D. cabrerana additionally produces 5-MeO-DMT, a less common structural analog.

The plant stores the alkaloids N,N-DMT, 5-MeO-N,N-DMT, and N-methyltetrahydro-beta-carboline in its leaves and stems.[1] Leaf samples were found to be 0.17-1.75% N,N-DMT,[1] but only trace amounts of N-methyltetrahydro-beta-carboline occur in the leaves.[3] The leaves also store methyltryptamine and trace amounts of bufotenin.[1][3]

Cuttings of D. cabrerana are transplantable. The cuttings are either planted in soil directly, or rooted first in water.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Rätsch, Christian (1998). Enzyklopädie der psychoaktiven Pflanzen. Botanik, Ethnopharmakologie und Anwendungen. AT-Verlag. p. 179. ISBN 978-3-85502-570-1.
  2. ^ Goldin, Deana; Salani, Deborah (2021). "Ayahuasca What Healthcare Providers Need to Know". Journal of Addictions Nursing. 32 (2): 167–173. doi:10.1097/JAN.0000000000000405. PMID 34060770. S2CID 235398326. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b www.biopark.org

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