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Cultivation - Is san pedro desinctive looking? Or are their look-alikes?

Discussion in 'Peyote & San Pedro' started by Swimster, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Swimster

    Swimster Palladium Member

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    I see round san-pedro looking cacti all over my town. some yards have like 50 round cacti in one spot. My question is if the round looking cacti is distinctive to san-pedro or a mescaline containing cactis? Or are ther san pedro look-alikes?
     
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    There are lots of trichocereus/echinopsis cacti that look very similar to one another, and that is why there is a lot of confusion in the taxonomy of trichocereus cacti. The number of ribs, spines, the spines color and length, and more, are ways to classify the cacti, but I amn't an expert. Perhaps providing photos of the cacti in question will allow some of the more experienced members to identify the species/strains. Also, what do you mean by round? San Pedro and other trichocereus tend to be columnar cacti, while the shorter round cacti, can be lophophora (peyote) or another number of species.
     
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    Myabe ill post pics later. thanks. by round i meant non-flat blade type ones or whatever you want to call them.
     
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    Thanks man^ i appreciate it...