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Erythroxylum vaccinifolium (Erythroxylum vaccinifolium)


Erythroxylum vaccinifolium is a flowering plant species in the genus Erythroxylum.It is used to prepare catuaba,an infusion used as an aphrodisiac in Brazilian herbal medicine.It contains a class of tropane alkaloids called catuabines.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Erythroxylaceae

              • Genus: Erythroxylum