One red and orange Erythroxylum coca berry on a short stem
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Erythroxylum coca

A native bush to Colombia. The leaves are the source of cocaine. Photographed in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The indigenous in this are can be seen chewing the leaves. A variety of food products made from the nutritional leaves are sold in Colombia including tea. These can often be sampled in touristic locations with indigenous vendors and in some specialty shops. Availability goes up and down depending on the current governments preference.

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