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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

Poison Plants - Pituri

Keywords

Western Australia, Pituri, Narcoti plant, Central Australian tribes, Australian Aborigines plant medicine

First Page Number

53

Last Page Number

56

Abstract

Only a few of the drug-yielding plants found on their hunting grounds appear ^* to have been known to the Australian aborigines. Among those used and valued was the plant called "pituri" by the Central Australian tribes. The leaves of this plant, after drying and suitable preparation, were chewed as a narcotic.

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