Rubiaceae, Borojoa patinoi, Borojo

Borojo is perhaps one of the most incredible underutilized tropical crops I’m aware of. This species is little known and rarely cultivated outside of the Pacific side of Colombia and […]

Rubiaceae, Randia formosa, blackberry jam fruit

Randia formosa, from the Rubiaceae family, native to Brazil, is a small tree related to gardenia and coffee and chacrua. It has fragrant, white flowers similar in aroma to the gardenia. The tree […]

Rubiaceae, Psychotria viridis, chacruna

  This species of Psychotria is used by indigenous peoples of western Amazonia, primarily as an additive in the preparation of a hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca, also called yage, employed for […]