Hi all first post, serious question. (san pedro related)

Discussion in 'Peyote & San Pedro' started by alligotisme2, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. alligotisme2

    alligotisme2 Newbie

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    I live in AZ and SP is supposedly very abundant out here. Lately I have been reading a lot about it and today I thought that I may have spotted some growing around my area. I want to do an extraction, but to make a concintration of an unknown alkaloid and do it is retarted. I currently have an order of sp comming, but it would be great if I could just walk down the street and cut some down lol. Are any of you able to identify the cacti from these pictures?
    http://alligotisme.1majorhost.com/sp/IMAGE_210.jpg
    http://alligotisme.1majorhost.com/sp/IMAGE_209.jpg
    http://alligotisme.1majorhost.com/sp/IMAGE_208.jpg

    I realize this is not easy from a pic and I dont expect a positive identifacation, but I would just like some expirienced input, thanks!
     
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  2. red_LED

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    Hmm, at the moment the pictures are not showing anything *shrugs*
     
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    Are you able to get some bigger pictures then that? Its hard to make out details.
     
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    Those are baby san pedros. Typically you'd want them a few inches wider.
     
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    alligotisme2 Newbie

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    The biggest one is like 6 ft tall. Um I am no expert, but thats no baby =). Can you clearly identify them through those pictures?

    it was confirmed not to even be in the trichocereus family. And the search continues...
     
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  7. Barebonejoe

    Barebonejoe Silver Member

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    Those look more like short-spined Peruvianus Cereus's to me.

    I would take one 6" cutting, root it in fertile soil, water once a week and see if it plumps up a little. Dehydration could be altering their appearance.
     
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    Phoenix has several desert nurseries that sell T San-Pedro and T- Peruvians. swim drives down there every so often to get his.