Is this San Pedro?

Discussion in 'Peyote & San Pedro' started by wormemc, May 8, 2005.

  1. wormemc

    wormemc Newbie

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    I picked them up at a local botanical garden. Are they San Pedro and Peyote? [​IMG]


    San Pedro ?


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    Spines...





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    And this was advertised in Korean but I think it is Peyote. What do you guys think?[​IMG]


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  2. transit

    transit Newbie

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    I’d say “no” as to those being San Pedros.</span>


    As for the others, “maybe” they are
    peyote. </span>They are Lophophora, however, I
    can’t tell if they are williamsii. </span>Try
    using a translation program to see what the site that advertised them says about them. </span>Google has a Korean to English Beta version.</span>
     
  3. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    That's peyote, but about the SP, I don't know. They seem Trichocereus, but other than that, can't help you there.
     
  4. speed

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  5. wormemc

    wormemc Newbie

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    Thanks for your advice Alfa and Transit. [​IMG]
     
  6. indjuwandjuwa

    indjuwandjuwa Newbie

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    A definite NO! Can't say to what it is related. there are many columnar cacti that resemble pedros at first glance.Edited by: indjuwandjuwa
     
  7. andy_mac

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    your lucky for us in nz peyote is very rare and hard to get so
    sadly it's only san pedro we use over here unless you have
    more money than sense lol
     
  8. BrugmansiaBrujo

    BrugmansiaBrujo Titanium Member

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    The columnar cacti look like Stetsonia Coryne (Toothpick Caactus).


    http://www.theamateursdigest.com/40127.htm


    Stetsonia are related to San Pedro. They have been found to also
    contain mescaline, but as to how much mg/kg as compared to San Pedro, I
    don't know. I would suspect they are weaker. In a couple of
    years after my toothpick cacti grow out, I'm going to run a bioassay
    test to find out the answer.



    I have both San Pedro and the Toothpick cactus in the garden outside.



    The spines getting longer and longer near the top of the plant, as the cactus gets older, is a dead give-away.



    The toothpick will get very large and multi-branched with time, and by
    the time it is that big, it will be quite well armed with 6" or longer
    very rigid and dangerous spines.



    Here is a good reference with lots of photos of cacti, as well as their
    basic cultivation. Look up Stetsonia Coryne in their list:


    http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/




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  9. Ninja Master

    Ninja Master Silver Member

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    ok the top picture looks like a trichocereus peruvianus or peruvian
    torch. the identification of a peruvian torch is that it has a V
    notched above the areole with long spikes as far as i know. as
    for the "peyote" thare are several cacti in the family of
    lophophora. look up lophophora diffusa and lophophora fricii
    seedlings. the babys look the same for the lophophoras. it
    would have to be a touch bigger to 100% positivly id it. the
    crests under the aroles do not look like williamsii crests to me.
     
  10. Eirias

    Eirias Gold Member

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