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Alchornea floribunda

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Alchorneae
Genus: Alchornea
Species: A. floribunda
Binomial name
Alchornea floribunda
Müll. Arg.

Alchornea floribunda is a plant native to Sudan, Uganda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.[1]

The plant has psychedelic and aphrodisiac properties.[2] The powdered rootbark is used for traditional medicine.

Compounds contained in Alchornea floribunda:[3]

  • Alchorneine, Plant
  • Alchorneinone, Plant
  • Alkaloids, Root, 12000 ppm
  • Anthranilic acid, Plant
  • Gentisinic acid, Plant
  • Isoalchorneine, Plant
  • Yohimbine

See also


  1. ^ NPGS/GRIN
  2. ^
  3. ^ Dr. Duke's Database
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