Trichilia catigua

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Trichilia catigua
Trichilia affinis Govindoo.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Trichilia
Species: T. catigua
Binomial name
Trichilia catigua

Trichilia catigua is a flowering plant species in the genus Trichilia.

The species is used in folk medicine and shamanism in the aphrodisiac and stimulant Catuaba. Cinchonain-Ib is a flavonolignan found in the bark of T. catigua.[1]


  1. ^ Beltrame, F. L.; Filho, E. R.; Barros, F. A. P.; Cortez, D. A. G.; Casset, Q. B. (2006). "A validated higher-performance liquid chromatography method for quantification of cinchonain Ib in bark and phytopharmaceuticals of Trichilia catigua used as Catuaba". Journal of Chromatography A. 1119 (1–2): 257–263. PMID 16360665. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2005.10.050. 

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