erick lux
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:05:08 PDT
Having been in the nursery biz in Southern California for 20 some years, I
never saw peyote in the trade---and I looked!  I knew people that had them
in their private collections.  I always thought Matucana sp looked similar.

When I went to Amsterdam a few years ago, and was glad to see so many plant
venders selling them openly.  I wouldn't be surprised if there are more
Lophophora plants in The Netherlands than in the Southwest.


On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM, David Ehrlich <> wrote:

> Sue,
>   No one who really knows cactus would ever confuse Ariocarpus with
> Lophophora.
> And Lophophora was certainly sold as part of a dish garden in gift shops.
> I
> think Tim and Jadeboy are confusing the harmless commerce in gifts with
> genuine
> drug trafficking.  The DEA certainly does not confuse the two.  And I
> certainly
> would not confuse Ariocarpus with Lophophora!
> David E.
> ________________________________
> From: Sue Haffner <>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
> Sent: Sat, April 6, 2013 4:18:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Peyote??
> I wonder if the original post might refer to Ariocarpus, rather than
> Lophophora. I've seen ariocarpus plants in touristy dish gardens.
> Sue Haffner
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