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Offlinegrace80
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Is this San Pedro (mescaline)?
    #4676028 - 09/18/05 01:40 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

There is a big cactus growing down the street from me and I do not know if it is San Pedro. I've seen many cuttings from this (old scars on the cactus) so someone's taking bits. I want to be sure before I do anything with it.

Note: this is only a picture that I found online which looks identical to the one in my neighborhood. It currently has large white flowers on it, just like in this picture

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...6lr%3D%26sa%3DN


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Re: Is this San Pedro (mescaline)? [Re: grace80]
    #4676050 - 09/18/05 01:45 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Sorry, here's a better link to the picture:

http://www.phys.ttu.edu/~ritlg/images/jul_03/4.html


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Re: Is this San Pedro (mescaline)? [Re: grace80]
    #4676236 - 09/18/05 02:24 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

That looks like a San Pedro to me. The most obvious feature of the San Pedro is that it has almost non-existent spikes on it.


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Re: Is this San Pedro (mescaline)? [Re: Land_Crab]
    #4676286 - 09/18/05 02:37 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I did some more research and it seems like it may be a species of Peruvian Apple Cactus, which contains no mescaline. This one has pretty non-existant needles on it and I do recall this particular one producing large red fruits on them (not sure what time of the year it was).


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Re: Is this San Pedro (mescaline)? [Re: grace80]
    #4676303 - 09/18/05 02:41 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

From what I see of it the ridges seem a bit deep and there may be too few of them. The ones that I've seen had shallow ridges and between 6 and 8 ridges total. Here are some pictures of actual flowering pedros.

http://www.erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?i=cacti/trichocereus_pachanoi_flower7.jpg
http://www.erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?i=cacti/trichocereus_pachanoi_flower8.jpg
http://www.erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?i=cacti/trichocereus_pachanoi_flower9.jpg


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Re: Is this San Pedro (mescaline)? [Re: lIllIIIllIlIIlIlIIllIllIIl]
    #4676322 - 09/18/05 02:47 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah, I'm thinking it's not San Pedro. Poo. And it would have been  too convenient too!! lol Oh well. :smile:


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Re: Is this San Pedro (mescaline)? [Re: grace80]
    #4676348 - 09/18/05 03:00 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I am not an expert at identifying cacti (hell I thought 2 of my myrtillocactus geometrizans were pedros). Your best bet is to take a bunch of photos of this cactus and post them here. As a member you can upload photos into your directory.

Then luckily a true cactus expert will tell you for sure... but to be honest this is in the wrong forum I think (should be in enthobotanical garden).


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Re: Is this San Pedro (mescaline)? [Re: lIllIIIllIlIIlIlIIllIllIIl]
    #4676689 - 09/18/05 05:03 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

make sure it's not a cereus (inactive) instead of a trichocereus (active inc. pedros). You will probably get more help in the forum "Ethnobotanical Garden"


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