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

Mitragyna is a genus of trees in the Rubiaceae family. Members of this genus contain antimalarial and analgesic indole alkaloids.[1] The Rubiacae is 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 the following accepted species:[2]


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  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