THE BOTANY OF SALVIA DIVINORUM (LABIATAE)

Author's Comments 2/98

    This paper was originally published in SIDA 15(3): 349-366 (1993). Since the original publication, developments relating to Salvia divinorum psychopharmacology have been many. There is little doubt, today, that the compound salvinorin A is psychoactive (an understatement, to be sure). Nevertheless, in many ways the plant continues to evoke awe and fascination, and continues to mystify both poet and scientist alike. To my knowledge, the botanical questions put forth in this paper remain, for the most part, unanswered.

A.S. Reisfield (2-14-98)
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