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Isotoma

Isotoma longiflora or Hippobroma longiflora

Description:

Plant in the family Campanulaceae. with only one species in the genus It is notable for having two active alkaloids: lobeline and nicotine. The effects of nicotine and lobeline are quite similar with psychoactive effects at low doses and unpleasant effects such as vomiting, muscle paralysis and trembling at higher doses. I've heard that flowers have healing qualities.

Habitat:

edges of forest and gardens.

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Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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