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Maytenus boaria, a tree of temperate climates
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Maytenus

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Boaria A.DC.[1]

Maytenus [2] is a genus of flowering plants in the family Celastraceae. Members of the genus are distributed throughout Central and South America, Southeast Asia, Micronesia and Australasia, the Indian Ocean and Africa. They grow in a very wide variety of climates, from tropical to subpolar.

Selected species

Undescribed species:

Formerly placed here

Cultivation and uses

Maytenus boaria and Maytenus magellanica are the most known species in Europe and the United States because these are the most cold-tolerant trees of this mostly tropical genus. The bark of Maytenus krukovii has a variety of documented medicinal properties; it is also sometimes admixed into decoctions of ayahuasca.


  1. ^ "Genus: Maytenus Molina". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2005-02-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606-607
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Maytenus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Maytenus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Maytenus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010.

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