Taxon: Carapichea ipecacuanha (Brot.) L. Andersson

 
Genus: Carapichea
Family: Rubiaceae
  Subfamily: Rubioideae
      Tribe: Psychotrieae
Nomen number: 435098
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 57:371. 2002
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Feb-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of emetine (fide Import Medicinal Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Psychotria ipecacuanha; Ill Chin Mat Med, as Cephaelis ipecacuanha; Herbal Drugs, as Cephaelis ipecacuanha; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Cephaelis ipecacuanha)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Central America: Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Napo

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Andersson, L. 2002. Re-establishment of Carapichea (Rubiaceae, Psychotrieae) Kew Bull. 57:363-374.
  • Bisset, N. G., ed. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis. 1994 (Herbal Drugs)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23, 1988) (Import Medicinal Pl)
  • Mors, W. T. & C. T. Rizzini Useful plants of Brazil. 1966 (Use Pl Brazil)
  • Peirce, A. The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines. 1999 (Pract Guide Nat Med)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Carapichea ipecacuanha (Brot.) L. Andersson :

  • 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.