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Can I get an I'd on this plz IMG_20160922_172638279.jpg

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Chalice Vine Solandra grandiflora. Sacred among the Huichols this one. Here's an old thread that popped when I was trying to remember the latin name.

 

 

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Cheers mate .. is growing in the backyard of my mum's new house..

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Haha yeah it's smack bang in the middle of the back yard got young kids so it instantly struck my eye .. 

 

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I was wracking my brain to remember where I read about this when I was looking into Huichol art.

 

Here is an absolute cracker of an article by Peter Furst. http://entheology.com/peoples/kieri-and-the-solanaceae-nature-and-culture-in-huichol-mythology/

 

There's a good one at the adelaide bot gardens.

 

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Many people are afraid of Kieli because it can cause great harm to someone who doesn’t complete as he should. Most people don’t ingest the plant. It’s so powerful that just carrying a piece of the branch in one’s tacuatsi [shaman’s medicine basket] is enough to gain its powers. Those who ingest it suck the milk from the branches and feel ‘drunk’ like with the peyote

 

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Very nice, I found a nursery nearby that sell solandra maxima are these different than the grandiflora? The flowers appear very similar? are both used by the huichols?

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I would say the op is Solandra maxima,  thanks for the link micromegas

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