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(corkwood; family Solanaceae)

A genus of tall shrubs, up to 6 m, which have obovate leaves and white, star-like flowers, and yield the alkaloid duboisine. D. myoparoides and D. hopwoodii were used by the aborigines as pituri, a chewed narcotic. There are 3 species in Australia and New Caledonia.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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