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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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7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 06 May 2015 08:33:45 -0700

Distyly and floral morphology of Psychotria cephalophora (Rubiaceae) on the oceanic Lanyu (Orchid) Island, Taiwan. Psychotria cephalophora Merr. (Rubiaceae), a shrub in oceanic islands of Taiwan and the Philippines, appears to be distylous, but distyly ...
 
Nature.com
Tue, 19 May 2015 07:18:05 -0700

(2014). Genome sequence of Burkholderia cenocepacia H111, a cystic fibrosis airway isolate. Genome Announc 2: pii: e00298-14 (1–2). Carlier AL, Eberl L. (2012). The eroded genome of a Psychotria leaf symbiont: hypotheses about lifestyle and ...

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io9
Wed, 13 May 2015 16:00:29 -0700

The Earth is a weird, weird place and there are some weird, weird organisms living on it. Just take a look at these members of the plant and fungal kingdoms, which sometimes look like something dreamed up for a Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Pars Herald

Pars Herald
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0700

The discovery of Ayahuasca cannot be accidental. It is a drink that depends on its unique combination of bark of Banisteriopsis species and leaves of Psychotria species for its activity. This shows that Ayahuasca must have been invented at some point ...
 
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 ...

Newsweek

Newsweek
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:26:13 -0700

Hamilton Morris, a writer and journalist with Vice, first to assume the stage, explained that ayahuasca is usually a mixture of two substances, made from the bark of a jungle vine called Banisteriopsis caapi and the leaves of shrub Psychotria viridis ...

Scientific American

Scientific American
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:04:34 -0700

Ayahuasca, a sacramental drink traditionally brewed from the bark of a jungle vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and the leaves of a shrub (Psychotria viridis), contains ingredients that are illegal in most countries. But a booming ayahuasca industry has ...

New York Times

New York Times
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:00:48 -0700

JI-PARANÁ, Brazil — As the night sky enveloped this outpost in Brazil's Amazon basin, the ceremony at the open-air temple began simply enough. Dozens of adults and children, all clad in white, stood in a line. A holy man handed each a cup of ayahuasca ...
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