anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Lamiaceae, Salvia divinorum, Ska Maria Pastora, diviner’s sage – Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

I found this growing in a botanical garden in San Francisco today, so I thought I’d post an article since I don’t have one at present… Salvia divinorum is native […]

Apocynaceae, Tabernanthe iboga, Iboga, Gabon

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, […]

Solanaceae, Datura wrightii, Toloache, Jimson Weed, Thorn Apple

This is a robust, fast growing annual, typically found growing along the banks of arroyos, along sand bars, after rain. The gray-green leaves may have few to no teeth, and […]

Solanaceae, Brugmansia suaveolens, ToĆ©, Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s Trumpet is a cultivated herbaceous plant, reaching 3-4 m in height. The large, spectacular pendent flowers are funnel-form and white at the base, turning pink towards the apex. The […]

Malpighiaceae, Banisteriopsis caapi, Yage, Ayahuasca

Hallucinogens, also called psychedelics, or entheogens, have been used since prehistoric times in the practice of healing and divination (Stuart, R 2004). Ayahuasca is a powerful plant hallucinogen employed by […]

Rubiaceae, Psychotria viridis, chacruna

  This species of Psychotria is used by indigenous peoples of western Amazonia, primarily as an additive in the preparation of a hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca, also called yage, employed for […]