Studies ofSalvia divinorum (Lamiaceae), an Hallucinogenic mint from the Sierra Mazateca in Oaxaca, Central Mexico

@article{Valdes2008StudiesOD,
  title={Studies ofSalvia divinorum (Lamiaceae), an Hallucinogenic mint from the Sierra Mazateca in Oaxaca, Central Mexico},
  author={Leander J. Valdes and G. M. Hatheld and Masato Koreeda and Ara G. Paul},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={283-291}
}
Salvia divinorum Epling & Mtiva-M. is one of the vision-inducing plants used in ritual curing by the Mazatec Indians of central Mexico. The present status of research is summarized. Experiments with material collected at different Oaxacan sites confirmed that the mint has white (rather than blue) flowers with a purple calyx and that flowering is induced by short day length. 
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