Havardia albicans

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Havardia albicans
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Havardia
Species: H. albicans
Binomial name
Havardia albicans
(Kunth) Britton & Rose
Range of Havardia albicans

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Havardia albicans is a perennial tree of the family Fabaceae that grows to 5 meters tall. It is native to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, in regions around the Yucatan Peninsula. Common names for it include chucum and cuisache.[1] It is reputed to be psychoactive.[2]

Junior synonyms are:[1]

  • Acacia albicans Kunth
  • Albizia lundellii Standl.
  • Albizia rubiginosa Standl.
  • Feuilleea albicans (Kunth) Kuntze
  • Pithecellobium albicans (Kunth) Benth.
  • Pithecolobium albicans (Kunth) Benth. (lapsus)


  1. ^ a b ILDIS (2005)
  2. ^ Rätsch (2004)


  • International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS) (2005): Havardia albicans. Version 10.01, November 2005. Retrieved 2008-MAR-30.
  • Rätsch, Christian (2004): Enzyklopädie der psychoaktiven Pflanzen, Botanik, Ethnopharmakologie und Anwendungen (7th ed.). AT Verlag. ISBN 3-85502-570-3

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