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Unformatted text preview: It sort of resembles a dry Scot's broom with no leaves. has a sticky tube that extends from the archegonium to receive pollen is commonly called Mormon Tea. An Asian species is a natural source of ephedrine, a mimic of epinephrine and is widely marketed for a number of uses, including weight loss. Sale of herbal supplements containing ephedra is now banned in the United States by the FDA after several deaths were attributed to its use. Gnetum Members of the genus, , are vines or shrubby trees of the wet tropics of Indonesia, South America and Africa....
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