AKA Ololiuqui is a member of the Convolvulaceae family.
Ololiuqui is closely related
to the Morning Glories
Throughout historical refereces we see "two
cultures in a duel to the death" (the Spanish and
the American Indians) with the tenacity and wiles of
the Indians defending their cherished Ololiuqui. The
Indians seem to have won out. Today, in almost all of
the villages of Oaxaca, one finds the Rivea corymbosa
seeds still serving the natives as an ever present help
in time of trouble. As with the sacred mushrooms the
use of of Ololiuqui, so signifigant in the life of pre-hispanic
Mexico, hid in the hinterlands until the present century.
corymbosa (Ololiuqui) Seeds :