Botanical name: Anadenanthera peregrina
Synonym: Acacia microphylla, Acacia peregrina, Inga niopo, Mimosa acacioides, Mimosa parviflora, Mimosa peregrina, Niopa peregrina, Piptadenia niopo, Piptadenia peregrina, Piptadenia grata
Common name: Cohoba, Yopo, Ebena, Angíco, Angico rosa
Native to: Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela
Life cycle: perennial tree
Flower colour: white
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): -
Characteristics and usage: ornamental plant, medicinal plant, ritual plant, in some tribes the seeds are used to make Yopo snuffs, the Yopo seeds are powdered or made into a paste with some lime or ash, and then blown into the nostrils by an assistant.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 167g
Seeds per gram: 6
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow seed at 20 to 30ºC, germinates in less than two weeks. Anadenanthera peregrina is frost-tender.