anadenanthera peregrina seeds

Anadenanthera peregrina

(L.) Speg.

Acacia angustiloba DC.

Acacia microphylla Willd.

Acacia niopo (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth

Acacia peregrina (L.) Willd.

Anadenanthera falcata (Benth.) Speg.

Inga niopo Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Mimosa acacioides Benth.

Mimosa niopo (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Poir.

Mimosa parvifolia Poir.

Mimosa peregrina L.

Niopa peregrina (L.) Britton & Rose

Piptadenia falcata Benth.

Piptadenia niopo (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Spruce

Piptadenia peregrina (L.) Benth.

Common Name: Cohoba

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Medicinal Rating
Other Uses Rating
Habit Deciduous Tree
Height 25.00 m
Pollinators Bees
Cultivation Status Semi-cultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Edible Uses


The seeds are ground into a fine powder and used as a snuff[

Bufotenin and other indole bases have been identified in the seeds and bark[

Agroforestry Uses:

Other Uses

The heartwood is dark brown or reddish brown; the sapwood is whitish to light brown. The grain is crossed; rexture is medium. The wood is very heavy; extremely hard; strong and very durable. Its hardness makes it difficult to work, but it has good mechanical properties. It is used in construction, fence posts, bridges, cabinet making, door frames, railway sleepers etc[


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Anadenanthera peregrina (L.) Speg. Fabaceae Acacia angustiloba DC. Acacia microphylla Willd. Acacia niopo (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth Acacia peregrina (L.)

Anadenanthera Peregrina (Yopo) seeds (PERUVIAN)

USD 1.50 – USD 249.95

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Anadenanthera Peregrina is an exotic Amazonian plant that is almost impossible to find outside of its native habitat. Also, called yopo, anadenanthera plants are mimosoid plants that look a lot like mimosa hostilis. Anadenanthera peregrina seeds are virtually indistinguishable from Anadenanthera colubrina. While both species are called “yopo”, anadenanthera peregrina is the true Yopo. Anadenanthera colubrina seeds are more accurately known as “Cebil” seeds and are most likely only called “yopo” due to their identical appearance. Many times the two plants are confused because they can only be identified by mature trees or by scientific analysis. It is said that mature anadenanthera peregrina trees have a bumpy or “horny” bark whereas that of colubrina tends to be smooth. Anadenanthera colubrina bark also tends to be darker. These seeds are for ornamental and craft use only.

We got these anadenanthera peregrina seeds direct from Peru where both species can be found. Lab tests have confirmed they are in fact genuine anadenanthera peregrina seeds. CONTACT FOR LARGER BULK DEALS!

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Natively sourced yopo seeds from Peru. WHOLESALE AVAILABLE.