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Original source: Erythroxylum tortuosum
Author: Joo Medeiros


Erythroxylum (=Erythroxylon) is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Erythroxylaceae. Many species contain the drug cocaine; Erythroxylum coca, a native of South America, is the main commercial source of cocaine and of the mild stimulant coca tea. Another species, Erythroxylum vacciniifolium is used as an aphrodisiac in Brazilian herbal medicine. Erythroxylum species are food sources for the larvae of some butterflies and moths, including Dalcera abrasa, which has been recorded on E. deciduum. More

* Erythroxylum at Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database * Australian and Worldwide Erythroxylum Species at Australian Rareplants Site Stub icon This Malpighiales article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v d e This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

Erythroxylum (230 species) is by far the largest genus in the family and has stamens that are usually joined at the base and of two different lengths. The fruits are fleshy drupes. The dried... More

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