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Taxon: Mitragyna speciosa Korth.

 
Genus: Mitragyna
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Naucleeae
Nomen number: 417532
Place of publication: Observ. Naucl. indic. 19. 1839
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Jan-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore
  • Social: psychoactive

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Indonesia, [Irian Jaya] Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Kalimantan, Sumatra] Malaysia, Philippines [Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro]


    Cultivated

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Vietnam


References:

  1. Babu, K. M. et al. 2008. Opioid receptors and legal highs: Salvia divinorum and Kratom Clin. Toxicol. 46:146-152.
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  3. Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  4. Ridsdale, C. E. 1978. A revision of Mitragyna and Uncaria (Rubiaceae) (Blumea) 24:65.

Check other web resources for Mitragyna speciosa Korth. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=417532. Accessed 14 August 2018.