Scientific name Pilocarpus
Higher classification Rutaceae
|Similar Pilocarpus microphyllus, Rutaceae, Physostigma venenosum, Esenbeckia, Galipea|
Pilocarpus is a genus of about 13 species of plants belonging to the family Rutaceae, native to the neotropics of South America. Various species are important pharmacologically as a source of the parasympathomimetic alkaloid Pilocarpine. Many of the species have the common name jaborandi.
The taxonomic name Pilocarpus means cap-shaped fruit.