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Psychotria punctata wi fruits
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Faimily: Rubiaceae
Subfaimily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Psychotrieae[1]
Genus: Psychotria

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Straussia A.Gray

Psychotria (syn. Cephaelis) is a genus containin some 1900 species[3] within the plant faimily Rubiaceae. Members o the genus are smaa understorey trees in tropical forests. The umwhile genus Cephaelis is considered a synomym o Psychotria.

Mony species, includin Psychotria viridis, produce the psychedelic chemical, dimethyltryptamine (DMT).[4]

Some species are endangered or facin extinction due tae deforestation, especially species o central Africae an the Paceefic.

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  1. "Genus Psychotria". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  2. "Genus: Psychotria L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  3. "WCSP". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. Der Marderosian A.H., Kensinger K.M., Chao J.-M., Goldstein F.J. (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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Psychotria". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  6. "GRIN Species Records of Psychotria". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-01-11.

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