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Taxon: Mitragyna speciosa Korth.

Genus: Mitragyna
Family: Rubiaceae subfamily: Cinchonoideae tribe: Naucleeae
Nomen number: 417532
Place of publication: Observ. Naucl. indic. 19. 1839
Name verified on: 05-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Jan-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Indo-China: Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya, Kalimantan, Sumatra; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines - Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro

    Indo-China: Vietnam


  • Babu, K. M. et al. 2008. Opioid receptors and legal highs: Salvia divinorum and Kratom. Clin. Toxicol. 46:146–152.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  • Ridsdale, C. E. 1978. A revision of Mitragyna and Uncaria (Rubiaceae). Blumea 24:65.

Check other web resources for Mitragyna speciosa Korth.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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