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Offlinebmarley3434
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coleus pics
    #4248540 - 06/02/05 04:44 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

so i took a few pics today of the plant i bought at my corner market. it was the closest looking to blumei species that i saw. they have so many different colors. i am having trouble identifying the species and wondering if the colors are from gm or actually the species






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Re: coleus pics [Re: bmarley3434]
    #4248581 - 06/02/05 04:52 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I've wondered about Coleus blumeii being around aswell, i've seen many plants of different colors, but none are labeled other than 'Coleus'. I'm way interested in smoking some of the same Coleus from the Mazatec mountains, i don't think there are ANY bioassays...


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Re: coleus pics [Re: bmarley3434]
    #4249013 - 06/02/05 06:10 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Those are nice pics, I love the textures and colors of coleus. And what colors there are...
I got into a coleus kick last year and "acquired" (mostly stole little cuttings from neighbors or nurseries) about 16 different types, from small, serrated plants to large monochromatic leafy plants. What first intrigued me was the ease of propogation. Then I got into the rainbow of colors that these wonderful plants gave me. Of course eventually I learned of it's alledged properties. Did some Erowid research and started harvesting.
Smoking the dried leaves was not unpleasant, a nice taste, but I felt nothing out of the ordinary. Never smoked more than a bong bowl, nor any extractions, just the leaves. I also made tea a couple times from fresh leaves. First time was maybe 60 leaves, a mix of all of the different varieties I had. No effect was felt. Second tea was probably 120 leaves, but all from the same variety. Still no effect.
So in conclusion, I haven't yet felt any psychoactivity from Coleus. But I still have probably 8 different types (some didn't last the winter indoors) and plan on populating my gardens with their color. I'll probably try some more experiments, too, but until then I'm not very helpful. :smile:


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    #4249031 - 06/02/05 06:13 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It'd be cool if you identified all of your Coleus species to see if you have Coleus blumeii. From what i've read, blumeii contains the psychoactive chemicals needed for such an experience.


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Re: coleus pics [Re: LiveByFreedom]
    #4249074 - 06/02/05 06:27 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, I'd like to identify them, but in my research all I ever saw was the one crappy drawing or photo of Blumeii. I'd imagine that the colors might change even in the Blumeii family, so really I don't trust me or those sources to identify Blumeii. If I was real bored I could bioassay each of the 8 varieties I have in controlled tests, but I doubt that's gonna happen. :smile: Do you know of any good coleus ID websites?


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    #4249085 - 06/02/05 06:32 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Haha, bioassaying all 8 of them, that's great! I don't know of any good ID sources, but i've been to many nurseries that label there Coleus (still have yet to find one labelled Coleus blumeii).


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