Pilocarpus microphyllus

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Pilocarpus microphyllus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Pilocarpus
Species: P. microphyllus
Binomial name
Pilocarpus microphyllus
Stapf ex Wardleworth Pharm. J. Trans. ser. 3, 24:506. 1893

Pilocarpus microphyllus, the Maranham Jaborandi, is a plant species in the genus Pilocarpus found native to several states in northern Brazil.[1]

Commercial production of the alkaloid muscarinic receptor agonist pilocarpine is derived entirely from the leaves of the shrub.

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  1. ^ De Abreu, Ilka Nacif; Sawaya, Alexandra Cristine H. F.; Eberlin, Marcos Nogueira; Mazzafera, Paulo (November–December 2005). "Production of Pilocarpine in Callus of Jaborandi (Pilocarpus microphyllus Stapf)". In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Plant. Society for In Vitro Biology. 41 (6): 806–811. JSTOR 4293939. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Pilocarpus microphyllus at Wikispecies