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Banisteriopsis caapi (Ayahuasca)

Brazil, Tucanaca, Vine, Shredded from Brazil (SKU 3569)

Now on special offer, our beloved shredded "Tucanaca" Ayahuasca vine. This beautiful specimen was harvested wild in the forest close to the Bolivian border in the Brazilian state of Acre. It is a mature vine, estimated at some thirty years of age. It was harvested by a community from the União de Vegetal, the Union of the Plants, one of the 3 main Ayahuasca using religions in Brazil. Besides drying no further treatment has taken place. Harvested in August 2016.

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Banisteriopsis caapi (Spruce ex Griseb.) Morton. Malpighiaceae (Malpighia family), Pyramidotorea, Tribus Banisteriae. One hundred species of plants in tropical America. Three of these are known for their hallucinogenic effects in Ayahuasca. These three plants are B. inebriens, B. caapi (Schultes 1970) and B. quitensis (Schultes 1995). The best known of these three species and the main component of Ayahuasca is Banisteriopsis caapi. The geographical origin is not known because the plant is cultivated throughout the entire Amazonion region. The plant grows in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Equador etc.

It is a shrub or extensive liana in tropical forests. Bark usually chocolate-brown, smooth. Leaves opposite, oval-shaped, green, marginally entire, 8-18 cm long, 3.5-8 cm wide, upper surface glaborous. Inflorescence axillary or terminal cymose panicles. Flowers 12-14 mm in diameter 2.5-3 mm long, 1.5 mm wide. Petals pink, 5-7 mm long, 4-5 mm wide. This liana is mainly propagated vegetatively because it rarely blossoms and sets seed. The fan-like shaped seeds are green when fresh, but turn brown with age.

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This natural product is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for any specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen.
The product is packaged as botanical specimen and is not intended, branded, labelled, or marketed as a consumer product.

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