Botany and Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa

The vernacular term Kratom refers to the Mitragyna Speciosa var. Korthals tree and the products derived from its leaves, which concentrate the plant’s active principles. The botanical classification of Mitragyna Speciosa Kratom is as follows:

Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Mitragyna
Species: M. Speciosa

The Mitragyna Speciosa Kratom tree is in the Rubiaceae botanical family, a genus that includes many well know and useful psychoactive plants such as the Coffee tree (Coffea),