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Psychotria
Psychotria punctata.jpg
Psychotria punctata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Psychotrieae
Genus: Psychotria
L.
Type species
Psychotria asiatica
L.
Synonyms

Psychotria is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It contains around 2,000 species and is therefore one of the largest genera of flowering plants.[1] The genus has a pantropical distribution and members of the genus are small understorey trees in tropical forests. Some species are endangered or facing extinction due to deforestation, especially species of central Africa and the Pacific.

Many species, including Psychotria viridis, produce the psychedelic chemical, dimethyltryptamine (DMT).[2]

Selected species[edit]

For a full list, see List of Psychotria species

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Psychotria in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved April 2014. 
  2. ^ Der Marderosian AH, Kensinger KM, Chao J-M, Goldstein FJ (1970). "The use and hallucinatory principles of a psychoactive beverage of the Cashinahua tribe (Amazon basin)". Drug Dependence 5: 7–14. ISSN 0070-7368. OCLC 1566975. 

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Raw Story

Raw Story
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:52:30 -0800

The most common form in which ayahuasca passed from indigenous to non-indigenous use was the combination of the vine Banisteriopsis caapi with the leaves of the shrub Psychotria viridis. The foliage of the P. viridis shrub contains the psychoactive ...

Mic

Mic
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:27:24 -0800

What is ayahuasca? As it turns out, the "herbal tea" with hallucinogenic effects is typically derived from a combination of Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis leaves. Indigenous communities throughout the Amazon have used the thick, pasty ...

Science 2.0

Science 2.0
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:22:30 -0800

The most common form in which ayahuasca passed from indigenous to non-indigenous use was the combination of the vine Banisteriopsis caapi with the leaves of the shrub Psychotria viridis. The foliage of the P. viridis shrub contains the psychoactive ...

The Independent

The Independent
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:56:29 -0800

The most common form in which ayahuasca passed from indigenous to non-indigenous use was the combination of the vine Banisteriopsis caapi with the leaves of the shrub Psychotria viridis. The foliage of the P. viridis shrub contains the psychoactive ...

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:52:10 -0800

Loài phong lan Calceolaria Uniflora lại có ý tưởng độc đáo hơn "tập đoàn người ngoài hành tinh vui vẻ". Cận cảnh anh chàng người ngoài hành tinh vui tính. Nụ hôn cháy bỏng của loài phong lan Psychotria Elata sẽ khiến anh chàng nào cũng phải "đổ gục".

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Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:34:25 -0700

Called the "vine of the soul," ayahuasca is a brew typically made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis leaves that grow predominantly in Brazil, Peru and other regions of South America. The resulting tea contains DMT, which the ...

Motherboard

Motherboard
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:00:00 -0800

Ayahuasca, or “spirit vine” in Native American or Quechuan languages, is a brew made out of the vine Banisteriopsis caapi and DMT-containing leafs from the Psychotria viridis bush, making it illegal in the UK and many other countries. For centuries ...
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