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Pilocarpus
Paraguay Jaborandi (Pilocarpus pennatifolius)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Pilocarpus
Vahl
Species

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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) Wikisource-logo.svg "Jaborandi". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.  
  • Pilocarpus spicatus (Aracati Jaborandi)

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Translingual

Noun

Pilocarpus

  1. A genus of plants belonging to the family Rutaceae and native to the neotropics of South America, some of its species being important pharmacologically.

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Pilocarpus pennatifolius

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales
Familia: Rutaceae
Subfamilia: Rutoideae
Genus: Pilocarpus
Species: P. alatus - P. jaborandi - P. microphyllus - P. pennatifolius - P. racemosus - P. spicatus

Name

Pilocarpus Vahl


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