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These notes refer to the species L. williamsii. Sacred, hallucinogenic to Huichol shamans who also used the plant on cuts and scratches as an antibiotic. Modern scientific research has proven this use.
Schultes, R.E.& Reis, Siri von, (1995) Ethnobotany. Evolution of a Discipline, Chapman and Hall p.109


Professor Anthony Dayan, 2022

Humans/pets. Harmful if eaten.
The Horticultural Trades Association Guide to Potentially Harmful Plants 2022

Lophophora williamsii (Lem. ex Salm-dyck) J.Coult. var. caespitosa

Genus: Lophophora
Species: williamsii (Lem. ex Salm-dyck) J.Coult.
Variety: caespitosa
Common names: Mescal; Peyote
Distribution summary: Mexico & U.S.A
Habit: Monocarpic
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, toxic

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