Photos of Ipecac, Ipecacuanha, Psychotria ipecacuanha, Carapichea ipecacuanha, Calicocca ipecacuanha, Cephaelis ipecacuanha

Psychotria ipecacuanha, Ipecac or Ipecacuanha, a tropical member of the Rubiaceae (Madder family) is native to Central America and northern South America. The common name comes from a Tupi name, translated into Portuguese as ipecacuanha. The root is used in preparations such as ipecac syrup to induce vomiting, usually after accidental poisoning. It was known in Europe by the mid-17th century.

Email:, or call +1-479-253-2629 for licensing terms and fees. All images © Copyright Steven Foster. Thank you!