Duboisia


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Duboisia

Australian genus of the plant family Solanaceae; contain the piperidine alkaloids nicotine and nor-nicotine, and high concentrations of pyridine alkaloids, e.g. hyoscine, hyoscyamine, with atropine-like actions. Signs include somnolence, tremor, thirst, dilatation of pupil, incoordination. Include D. hopwoodii (pituri, pitchery), D. leichhardtii, D. myoporoides (corkwood).
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Duboisia hopwoodii, the pituri bush, was one of the most important plants of commerce among pre-contact Aboriginal people and complex trading routes existed which were well recognised across tribal boundaries.
Users select the cured leaf and stem of certain specific Duboisia Hopwoodii plants.
However, the practice of mixing tobacco and bark ash in this way is likely a transformation of an older, traditional custom associated with the use of pitjuri, native nicotine obtained from Duboisia hopwoodii.