Banisteriopsis caapi is a perennial vine native to the Amazon rainforest. Although it is commonly listed as a form of banisteriopsis caapi, “black caapi” or “Black yage”, sometimes referred to as Trueno, is more accurately listed as alicia anisopetala. As far as we can tell, there is no actual black variety of banisteriopsis caapi. We believe it is is all alicia anisopetala because we have not found seeds or plants with banisteriopsis traits under the name black caapi. You will notice that the seedlings have long slender leaves that do not look like banisteriopsis. The seeds are also a totally separate shape from those of banisteriopsis caapi. But since the vine and uses are similar, it is known locally as “black yage”. These names came to the U.S. without proper scientific identification such that the name black caapi has been widely perpetuated. In the effort of proper identification while also allowing our products to be found by those searching, we try to make this distinction by listing under both names. We proudly offer shredded Peruvian Black vine segments. Also offering caapi in various forms, colors and quantities. LARGER WHOLESALE AMOUNTS ALSO AVAILABLE.
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