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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 1850 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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Nature.com
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:21:29 -0700

... central Europe: reproductive strategies and natural hybridization. Salamandra 46: 73–82. Loiselle BA, Sork VL, Nason J, Graham C. (1995). Spatial genetic structure of a tropical understory shrub, Psychotria officinalis (Rubiaceae). Am J Bot 82 ...

National Geographic

National Geographic
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:55:47 -0700

There is slow-growing cedar, along with a shrub called chacruna (Psychotria viridis) and a woody vine, Banisteriopsis caapi. Shamans mix these last two to make ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew used in rituals. Like countless generations of Amazonian ...

PanamaOn

PanamaOn
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:48:45 -0700

Como su nombre lo sugiere, la planta tropical del género Psychotria está impregnada de químicos alucinógenos. Decenas de miles de químicos son producidos en las hojas, la madera y los frutos de algunas de las 2,000 especies de Psychotria. La cafeína ...

Estado de Minas

Estado de Minas
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:24:39 -0700

O princípio ativo da beberagem é a dimetiltriptamina (DMT) presente na folha rainha (Psychotria viridis), uma dos ingredientes do daime. O farmacologista Rodrigo Guabiraba explica que o DMT é um análogo da serotonina, neurotransmissor ligado às ...

Estado de Minas

Estado de Minas
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:12:39 -0700

Quem deseja, toma o chá da ayahuasca, bebida elaborada com a mistura do cipó jagube (Banisteriopsis caapi) com a folha rainha (Psychotria viridis), base do santo-daime. Há quem considere a beberagem um alucinógeno. O termo é repudiado pelos fiéis, ...

Yahoo Notizie

Yahoo Notizie
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:33:43 -0700

La chiamano "il vino dell'anima", altri letteralmente "la liana dello spirito", altri ancora semplicemente Ayahuasca. All'apparenza un semplice decotto di piante, sostanzialmente la bevanda allucinogena più conosciuta al mondo. Che provoca gli stessi ...
 
Pluska.sk
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:02:15 -0800

"plnými perami" Psychotria elata, ktorá rastie v dažďových lesoch v Strednej Amerike. Tento kvet je ohnivočervenej farby a speváčkine naružované červené pery vyzerajú presne takisto. Táto podarená rastlina je dôkazom toho, že aj prirodzenosť môže mať ...

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:11:15 -0700

Hoa môi có tên khoa học Psychotria Elata. Hoa môi được tìm thấy ở các khu rừng nhiệt đới thuộc các quốc gia Trung và Nam Mỹ như Colombia, Panama... Hoa ong tên khoa học là Ophrys apifera mỗi bông hoa ong trông qua rất giống một con ong cái đang ...
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