Guatteria veneficiorum Mart.
Unonopsis veneficiorum is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 10 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a contraceptive and source of wood.
The plant contains alkaloids, believed to be bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids. It has been used as part of a contraceptive formula, whilst the root and bark of the lower stem are used either as the basis of, or as an admixture to, the arrow poison curare[
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
An understorey plant in dense rain forest at low elevations[
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The plant is said to be an ingredient of a contraceptive formula[
The wood is used traditionally for making house rafters[
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