|This tree, a relative of the avocado (Persea americana
MilL), belongs to the indigenous flora of the
Canary Islands, where it is known as vinatigo. It is
said that a person should not take a siesta or sleep
under the tree because doing so will provoke a
state of inebriation. Goats eat the foliage and
branches with gusto, because it makes them
"drunken." A psychoactive use has not yet beendetermined (vries 1993).
vries, herman de. 1993. Dber die Wirkungen vonPersea indica (1.) Spreng. Integration 4:57.