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Pilocarpus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Sapindales
Familia: Rutaceae
Subfamilia: Rutoideae
Genus: Pilocarpus
Species: P. jaborandi - P. microphyllus - P. pennatifolius - P. racemosus - P. spicatus

Name

Pilocarpus Vahl

Pilocarpus is a genus of about 13 species of plants belonging to the family Rutaceae, native to the neotropics of South America. Various species are important pharmacologically. Many of the species have the common name Jaborandi.

Etymology

The taxonomic name Pilocarpus means cap-shaped fruit.

Species

Selected species

* Pilocarpus jaborandi (Pernambuco Jaborandi)
* Pilocarpus microphyllus (Maranham Jaborandi)
* Pilocarpus racemosus (Guadeloupe Jaborandi)
* Pilocarpus pennatifolius (Paraguay Jaborandi) Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). "Jaborandi". Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press.
* Pilocarpus spicatus (Aracati Jaborandi)

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