|This small tree, also known as cedro ajua, huapa,
pucuna huapa Cblowpipe huapa"), or sacha cacao
CCforest cacao"), provides a resin that is used in the
manufacture of snuff. It may be psychoactive.
Active substances have not yet been detected (Ott
The Amazonian Indians (Venezuela, Colombia,
Peru, Brazil) produce a snuff from Iryanthera
macrophylla (Benth.) Warb. that may be psychoactive.
One analysis found 5-MeO-DMT in this
plant material (Schultes 1985, 131); later studies
have been unable to confirm this (Ott 1993,409*).
The Bora and Witoto formerly used Iryanthera
ulei Warb. as an oral hallucinogen. 5-MeO-DMT
has also been found in the bark of this plant.
Iryanthera longiflora Ducke is said to be ahallucinogen as well (Davis and Yost 1983, 186*).
Schultes, Richard Evans. 1985. De Plantis Toxicariis e
Mundo Novo Tropicale Commentationes XXXV:
Miscellaneous notes on biodynamic plants of the
northwest Amazon. Journal ofEthnopharmacology14:125-58.