USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to synonyms  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Psychotria poeppigiana Müll. Arg.

Genus: Psychotria
Family: Rubiaceae subfamily: Rubioideae tribe: Psychotrieae
Nomen number: 449082
Place of publication: C. F. P. von Martius, Fl. bras. 6(5):370. 1881
Name verified on: 02-Nov-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • sore-mouth-bush   (Source: F Nicaragua ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Atual Vet 2(9):37-38. 1973, as Cephaelis tomentosa)

Distributional range:

    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina


  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Nazario, W. 1973. Cephaelis tomentosa, a plant poisonous for cattle. Atual. Vet. 2(9):37–38. [= Cephaelis tomentosa (Aubl.) Vahl].
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.


Check other web resources for Psychotria poeppigiana Müll. Arg.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print