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Cephaelis ipecacuanha

Authority(Brot.) Tussac
Family
SynonymsPsychotria ipecacuanha (Brot.) Stokes
Common namesipecac
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Ecocrop code4414



Notes
SOURCES (C. ipecacuanha (Stokes) Baill.)
Williams C 1979a pp 80 [DRA, FER]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 285 [USE]
Duke J 1975 pp 11 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Purseglove J 1974 pp 451 [USE]

GROWING PERIOD
Perennial herb or shrub. Roots can be harvested 2-3 years after planting.

COMMON NAMES
Ipecac, Ipecacuanina, Poaia, Ipecacuanha, Ipecacuana.

FURTHER INF
Scientific synonym: Psychotria ipecacuanha. Ipecac is native of humid, tropical regions of Brazil. Yields of 500-600 kg/ha of dried roots have been obtained.
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