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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.[2]


As of January 2023, Plants of the World Online accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mitragyna Korth". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Archived from the original on 2022-10-13. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  2. ^ "What does mitragyna mean?". Archived from the original on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)
  • Media related to Mitragyna at Wikimedia Commons