Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:16
Specimens with Barcodes:6
Species With Barcodes:4
Scopolia carniolica is a creeping perennial plant, with light green leaves and pale yellow to dull red flowers. It is sometimes cultivated as a decorative plant. Scopolia's extract (which contains a form of the alkaloid scopolamine) is used in at least one commercial stomach remedy (Inosea, produced by Sato Pharmaceutical). The extract is an anti-spasmodic in low doses and may be used to relax smooth muscle tissue or prevent motion-sickness induced nausea; in higher doses it is a poisonous narcotic having hallucinogenic and memory-inhibiting effects.
Alkaloids found in Scopolia atropoides (possibly just a synonym for Scopolia carniolica) include atroscine.
- Germplasm Resources Information Network Scopolia
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