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Duboisia hopwoodii (Pituri) Plant

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Description

A native desert shrub used by indigenous people as a stimulant and ritual herb. It grows up to 1-3m in height in an erect fashion and produces small white flowers and long narrow leaves.

Indigenous Australians mix the dried leaves of a small population of D. hopwoodii growing around the Mulligan River with wood ash to make a variety of pituri, the traditional Aboriginal chewing mixture.

D. hopwoodii plants from this region are high in nicotine and low in nornicotine, whereas those found in some other parts of Australia can have very high levels of nornicotine and are sometimes used to contaminate water holes and stun animals to help in hunting.

Seeds are not permitted to be collected from the Mulligan River area, our seeds have been collected from other populated areas in SA.

Common name.
Pituri Bush; Pitchuri; Bedgerie; Camel Poison; Emu Plant; Pitchiri; Poison Bush.

Ideal Growing Conditions.
Prefers a full sun position with free draining soil. Usually grows in red or yellow sand or sandy loam, on sandy plains, low dunes or sandy rises. Drought tolerant.

Specifications.
50mm Pot Size
Seed Grown Plant

We cannot send plants to Western Australia & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.

Additional information

Weight 0.170 kg
Dimensions 15 × 6 × 6 cm

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Description

A native desert shrub used by indigenous people as a stimulant and ritual herb. It grows up to 1-3m in height in an erect fashion and produces small white flowers and long narrow leaves.

Indigenous Australians mix the dried leaves of a small population of D. hopwoodii growing around the Mulligan River with wood ash to make a variety of pituri, the traditional Aboriginal chewing mixture.

D. hopwoodii plants from this region are high in nicotine and low in nornicotine, whereas those found in some other parts of Australia can have very high levels of nornicotine and are sometimes used to contaminate water holes and stun animals to help in hunting.

Seeds are not permitted to be collected from the Mulligan River area, our seeds have been collected from other populated areas in SA.

Common name.
Pituri Bush; Pitchuri; Bedgerie; Camel Poison; Emu Plant; Pitchiri; Poison Bush.

Ideal Growing Conditions.
Prefers a full sun position with free draining soil. Usually grows in red or yellow sand or sandy loam, on sandy plains, low dunes or sandy rises. Drought tolerant.

Specifications.
50mm Pot Size
Seed Grown Plant

We cannot send plants to Western Australia & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.

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