Overview Code created in: 1996-10-28
- EPPO Code: PAXCU
- Preferred name: Paullinia cupana
- Authority: Kunth
South America (northwest, northern Brazil). A tree crop from which, in the Amazon basin, fruits have traditionally been harvested and processed to prepare a stimulating beverage. This has recently developed into a massive industrial production, based on selected and improved varieties, to make guaraná a national drink for Brazil.