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Taxon: Psychotria asiatica L.

Genus: Psychotria
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Psychotrieae
Nomen number: 419689
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:929. 1759
Link to protologue:
Comment: the circumscription of this species and its relationship to P. rubra (Lour.) Poir. remains to be clarified
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 02-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide L Hong Kong 270. 2002)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China, [Guangdong Sheng, Hainan Sheng] Hong Kong, Macau


  1. Davis, A. P. et al. 2001. The typification and characterization of the genus Psychotria L. (Rubiaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 135:35-42.
  2. Hong Kong Herbarium. 2002. Checklist of Hong Kong plants, ed. 7 270.

Check other web resources for Psychotria asiatica L. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=419689. Accessed 25 May 2020.