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Psychotria viridis

Rubiaceae
B and T World Seeds' reference: 391

Psychotria viridis, Chacruna.

Common Names:
Chacruna, Amiruca Panga, Sami Ruca, Reinha, Folha, Chacrona.

Synonym:
Psychotria psychotriaefolia.

Flower:
Small, white.

Fruit:
Bilocular, globular - ovoid berry to 0.5cm

Foliage:
Elliptic, dark green, smooth, glossy, and evergreen.

Height:
Small tree.

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Form:
Perennial

Uses:
Medicinal.
Dried Psychotria viridis leaves have been found to contain between 0.10% and 0.66% alkaloids of which up to 99% might be DMT - traces of MMT and MTHC may also be found.

Spiritual.
Probably the most important Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) additive plant - Psychotria viridis grows, or is grown in Amazonian Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, and Brazil.

Minimum Temperature:
USDA zone: 10

Cultivation and harvesting:

Psychotria viridis is cultivated in sandy loam - light soils with good drainage. A rainforest plant it likes high humidity and bright filtered light.

Temperatures around (70°F) 21°C are preferred.

Supply:

Seed count roughly 50 seeds in 1 Gram.

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Psychotria viridis is included in the following

B & T World Seeds' sub-lists:

31: House and container plant seed list.
36: Herb Seed List - Culinary, Medicinal, Dye, and Aromatic
59: Brazilian Native and Introduced Seed and Plant List
82: Peruvian and Bolivian Native and Introduced Seed and Plant List.
599: Rubiaceae

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