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Havardia albicans

Havardia albicans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Havardia
Species: H. albicans
Binomial name
Havardia albicans
(Kunth) Britton & Rose

Range of Havardia albicans
  • Acacia albicans Kunth
  • Albizia lundellii Standl.
  • Albizia rubiginosa Standl.
  • Feuilleea albicans (Kunth) Kuntze
  • Pithecellobium albicans (Kunth) Benth.
  • Pithecolobium albicans (Kunth) Benth.[1]

Havardia albicans is a perennial tree which grows to 5m tall.[2] It is native to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Common names for it include Chucum and Cuisache.[1] In Belize, it is found in palm forests near the coast.[2] Havardia albicans is psychoactive[3] and it has been used as an addition to the fermented psychoactive drink Pulque.[4]


  1. ^ a b ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ a b The New York Botanical Garden
  3. ^ Index of Rätsch, Christian. Enzyklopädie der psychoaktiven Pflanzen, Botanik, Ethnopharmakologie und Anwendungen, 7. Auflage. AT Verlag, 2004, 941 Seiten. ISBN 3855025703 at [1]
  4. ^ Hortipedia
  • Havardia albicans Branch with Seed Pod

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Havardia_albicans". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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