Havardia albicans is a perennial tree which grows to 5 m tall. It is native to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, in regions around the Yucatan Peninsula. Common names for it include Chucum and Cuisache[1]. It is reputed to be psychoactive[2] and an entheogen.

Junior synonyms are:[1]

  • Acacia albicans Kunth
  • Albizia lundellii Standl.
  • Albizia rubiginosa Standl.
  • Feuilleea albicans (Kunth) Kuntze
  • Pithecellobium albicans (Kunth) Benth.
  • Pithecolobium albicans (Kunth) Benth. (lapsus)


  1. 1.0 1.1 ILDIS (2005)
  2. Rätsch (2004)


  • International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS) (2005): Havardia albicans. Version 10.01, November 2005. Retrieved 2008-MAR-30.
  • Rätsch, Christian (2004): Enzyklopädie der psychoaktiven Pflanzen, Botanik, Ethnopharmakologie und Anwendungen (7th ed.). AT Verlag. ISBN 3855025703

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