More about Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus Macrocarpa)
Maytenus Macrocarpa belongs to the Celastraceae (Bittersweet family), It has large leaves (10-30 cm), small, white flowers, and extremely tough, heavy, reddish-brown bark. Several botanical names have been given to this species of tree. It is referenced as Maytenus krukovii, M. ebenifolia, M. laevis, and M. macrocarpa; all botanical names refer to the same tree. Chuchuhuasi is indigenous to the tropical rainforests of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
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