Osteophloeum platyspermum andVirola duckei (myristicaceae): newly reported as hallucinogens from Amazonian Ecuador

@article{Bennett2008OsteophloeumPA,
  title={Osteophloeum platyspermum andVirola duckei (myristicaceae): newly reported as hallucinogens from Amazonian Ecuador},
  author={Bradley C. Bennett and Roc{\'i}o Alarc{\'o}n},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={48},
  pages={152-158}
}
Quijos Quichua collaborators identifiedOsteophloeum platyspermum andVirola duckei (Myristicaceae) as sources of a psychoactive sap. This is the first reported hallucinogenic use of Myristicaceae from Ecuador. Species in Malpighiaceae and Solanaceae are more common sources of hallucinogens, but older Quichua still employ these myristicaceous species.Virola is used widely as a hallucinogen in other parts of Amazonia but there are no previous reports on the psychoactive use ofO. platyspermum… CONTINUE READING

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