Psychotria carthagenensis

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Psychotria carthagenensis
Gentianales - Psychotria carthagenensis - kew 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Psychotria
Species: P. carthagenensis
Binomial name
Psychotria carthagenensis

Psychotria carthaginensis (lapsus) Psychotria alba

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Photos: [1][2][3][4]

Psychotria carthagenensis, also known as Amyruca, is a South American rainforest understory shrub from the coffee family, Rubiaceae. It grows from the tropics of South America to Mexico.[2]

Unlike other Psychotria species, it has been found to be devoid of alkaloids.[3]

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  1. ^ Catalogue of Life
  2. ^ "WCSP". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Leal, MB; Elisabetsky, E. "Absence of alkaloids in Psychotria carthagenensis Jacq. (Rubiaceae).". J Ethnopharmacol. 54: 37–40. PMID 8941866. doi:10.1016/0378-8741(96)01448-1. 

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