Erythroxylum vaccinifolium

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Erythroxylum vaccinifolium
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Erythroxylaceae
Genus: Erythroxylum
Species: E. vaccinifolium
Binomial name
Erythroxylum vaccinifolium
Mart. 1840
Synonyms

Erythroxylum catuaba A.J.Silva ex Raym.-Hamet, 1936

Erythroxylum vaccinifolium is a flowering plant species in the genus Erythroxylum.

It is used to prepare catuaba, an infusion used as an aphrodisiac in Brazilian herbal medicine. It contains a class of tropane alkaloids called catuabines.

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