EPPO Global Database

Paullinia cupana(PAXCU)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • 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.    

Common names
Name Language
guarana English
Guarana German
cupana Spanish
guaraná Portuguese (BR)