Banisteriopsis caapi

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Banisteriopsis caapi
Banisteriopsis caapi


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Banisteriopsis
Species: Banisteriopsis caapi


Banisteriopsis caapi (Spruce ex Griseb.) C.V.Morton, 1931


  • Homotypic
    • Banisteria caapi Spruce ex Griseb. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 12(3): 43 (1886)
  • Heterotypic
    • Banisteria inebrians (C.V.Morton) J.F.Macbr. in Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 13(3): 828 (1950)
    • Banisteria quitensis Nied. in Banisteria 1: 10 (1900)
    • Banisteriopsis inebrians C.V.Morton in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 21: 485 (1931)
    • Banisteriopsis quitensis (Nied.) C.V.Morton in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 21: 486 (1931)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northwest
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North, Brazil West-Central
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, Venezuela

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Ayahuasca
español: Ayahuasca
suomi: Amazoninajahuaskaliaani
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