Psilocybe cubensis – San Isidro

Psilocybe cubensis – San Isidro
FAMILY: Agaricaceae: Strophariaceae GENUS: Psilocybe SPECIES: Cubensis COMMON NAMES: Magic Mushroom, Divine Dung Mushroom, Golden Cap, Champinon, Derrumbe de Estiercol de Vaca (Spanish, ‘abyss of the cow patties’), Dishitjolerraja (Mazatec, ‘divine...

Teltrapteris methystica – Caapi-pinima

Teltrapteris methystica – Caapi-pinima
FAMILY: Malpghiaceae GENUS: Tetrapterys SPECIES: Methystica COMMON NAMES: Caapi-pinima Tetrapterys methystica is a scandent bush. It has a trunk with black bark, ashy-yellow branches with internodes at 4-10cm long.  The leaves are chartaceous, ovate, long acuminate,...

Blue Lily (Nymphaea caerulea) Preparation

Blue Lily (Nymphaea caerulea) Preparation
Nymphaea caerulea (Sacred Blue Lily of the Nile) was worshiped as a visionary plant by the ancient Egyptians, and was a symbol for the origins of life. Nymphaea caerulea (Blue Lily) is also highly respected by Indians, and is a common sacred Buddhist symbol. When...

Piper methysticum – Kava Kava

Piper methysticum – Kava Kava
FAMILY: Piperaceae GENUS: Piper SPECIES: Methysticum COMMON NAMES: Ava, Ava Pepper, Intoxicating Pepper, Kawa Awa, Kawa Kawa, Wati, Yogona, Waka Piper methysticum is a bushy evergreen which usually grows about two meters tall, though it can reach heights of as much as...

Tanaecium nocturnum – Koribo

Tanaecium nocturnum – Koribo
Family: Bignoniaceae Genus: Tanaecium Species: Nocturnum Common Names: Huangana Huasca, Koribo, Pum-ap, Samedu-ap, Sape-mandur, Erchu-chua Tanaecium nocturnum is a herbaceous climbing vine that produces white flowers. The leaves are predominately a uniform green,...