Banisteriopsis cabrerana Cuatrec.
The leaves, plus the roots of Banisteriopsis caapi, waiting to be cooked to make the hallucinogen Ayahuasca
Photograph by: Awkipuma
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Diplopterys cabrerana is a climbing shrub
The plant is very important in the culture of many S. American native peoples. It is harvested from the wild for local use as an admixture in the hallucinogenic drink 'ayahuasca', and is often cultivated for this purpose in home gardens in eastern Ecuador[
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The alkaloid containing leaves serve as an important admixture, enhancing the hallucinogenic effect of Banisteriopsis caapi[
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