Tobacco leaves, buds, and flower in my yard in California. I’ll upload more info on the species shortly.
Originating in South America, with a range from Colombia to Chile, B. sanguinea can grow up to 16 ft, developing a very woody trunk. The red flowers do not emit […]
My double-flowered Brugmansia candida is in bloom, growing very well with limited direct light. Note in the photographs how the flower stays yellow until opening, at which point it turns […]
Native to Western South America, here are few photos of one of the Brugmansia aurea species, which I am growing in California. See related posts
The Yage Drinker Electronic Book (pdf).
A pdf of the Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic plants, by renowned ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes. And, if you’re interested, here are some previous posts from this blog related to toxic, […]
Speech of Dr. Josep Maria Fericgla in the International Conference on Entheogenic substances in San Francisco, USA, in 1996. Dr. Josep Mª Fericgla MGS-Universitat de Barcelona Societat d’Etnopsicologia Aplicada i […]
Info from previous post.
Here is an interesting investigative documentary exploring some of the more disturbing and devious contemporary uses of Brugmansia alba “Borrachero”, in two parts: Part I Part II Here is a […]
Tabernanthe is a genus with only two species in Africa. T. iboga is a shrub, growing up to 2m in height. Iboga grows wild in the tropical rainforests of Congo, […]
Qat grows wild and in cultivation in Ethiopia, South Arabia, Yemen, in the Upper Nile region, and in various other parts of East Africa. The plant was known to the […]
I don’t yet have a Latin name for this plant. The common name is Barbasco. The locals on an island I’m working on use it occasionally as fish poison. The […]
Thevetia peruviana is a large shrub or small tree, indigenous to the mountains valleys of the Andes mountains, in South America. I took these photos in Kenya although I’ve seen […]