The Peruvians chew the leaves of the Coca (Erythroxylon Coca), and can live without food for days. The natives of Central Australia have a plant they call "Pitury " which has similar properties. Baron Yon Mueller finds it to be obtained from the Duboisia Hopwoodiana.

The Southern States of North America. The Gardener's Chronicle frequently refers to "The Southern States of North America. This may mean any part of the North American continent south of the St. Lawrence or the great lakes. In the geography of plants accuracy is of great importance, and our esteemed contemporary should say the "southern portions of the United States " when it means that a plant is growing in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, or contiguous territory.