Echinopsis peruviana

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Echinopsis peruviana
Taxonomical nomenclature
Kingdom Plantae
Unranked Angiosperms
Unranked Eudicots
Unranked Core eudicots
Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
Genus Echinopsis
Species E. peruviana
Common nomenclature
Synonyms Trichocereus peruvianus
Common names Peruvian torch
Active constituents Mescaline, Tyramine, etc.

Echinopsis peruviana (also known as Trichocereus peruvianus or Peruvian torch cactus) is a fast-growing columnar cactus with long spines native to the western slope of the Andes in Peru. It contains psychedelic alkaloids such as mescaline.[1]

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External links


  1. The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants