Coca (Erythroxylum coca)

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Franz Eugen Kohler, Kohler's Medizinal-Pflanzen 1897
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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Jul 1, 2018 4:51 PM

The alkaloid cocaine is found in this plant. Indigenous people have chewed the leaves from this plant for centuries as a form of mild stimulant.

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