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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Tropane Alkaloid Production and Shoot Regeneration in Hairy and Adventitious Root Cultures of Duboisia myoporoides-D.
Some of the well-documented medical plants include mandrake, Duboisia, and belladonna, all in the Solanaceae.
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 major focus of the chapter is on the Pituri Road, the network for trade in the psychoactive drug extracted from Duboisia hopwoodii, and the significant activities associated with this road and its trade.
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.
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