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Kaim (Mitragyna parviflora)- Young tree W IMG 1229.jpg
Mitragyna parvifolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Naucleeae
Genus: Mitragyna

Mitragyna is a genus of trees in the family Rubiaceae found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. Members of this genus contain antimalarial and analgesic indole alkaloids.[1] The Rubiacae are the fifth-largest family of flowering plants by number of genera, and the fourth- or fifth-largest by number of species.


The Plant List includes these accepted species:[2]

Mitragyna inermis
Mitragyna Hirsuta.jpg


  1. ^ "What does mitragyna mean?". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ The Plant List: Mitragyna (accessed 2/7/2017)
  3. ^ Rignanese, Luigi. "Botanica Sistematica". Taxonomy - Botanica Sistematica Online. Retrieved 2 December 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Mitragyna at Wikimedia Commons