Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Mexico: An Overview

@article{Guzmn2008HallucinogenicMI,
  title={Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Mexico: An Overview},
  author={Gast{\'o}n Guzm{\'a}n},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={404-412}
}
  • G. Guzmán
  • Published 23 October 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
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