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Floripondio, Wantuk or Guanto

Brugmansia sp.

Description:

This is a very powerful hallucinogenic and analgesic. It is commonly used by the shamans or "Taitas" in the Andes, and its use is as old as the Cañaris and Incas. In the tomb of "El Señor de Sipán", there were evidences of the use of this plant.

Habitat:

Native high montane rainforests in the Andes and Urban.

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2 Comments

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 7 years ago

Hi guilhermeam80. When I have the taxonomic keys to identify the plants, I use them and follow them up until I get the right identity. If I don´t have keys for the genus, I try to post the pictures to Noah or the many botany groups that I belong to. For some plants, in the Andes, I know them very well and I am able to identify them easily, but I always prefer to identify beetles ... ;)

Guilherme Melman
Guilherme Melman 7 years ago

How do you find the scietific names of the plants?

GustavoMorejon
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GustavoMorejon

Cuenca, Provincia del Azuay, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014

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