Gomara racemosa RUlz et Pav., Gomaranthus
racemosus (R. et P.) Rauschert, Sanango durum
Bunting et Duke
This rare and mysterious bush is related to
Desfontainia spinosa. It is found in the rain forests
of Amazonia at altitudes up to 100 meters (Brako
and Zarucchi 1993, 619*) and is endemic to Peru
(Gentry 1993, 564*). The leaf is used as an inebriant.
Reports circulate of its wondrous effects.
However, there have been few ethnopharmacological
investigations into this promisingplant.