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Author Topic: Other species of Salvia found to contain Salvinorin besides Salvia divinorum  (Read 1406 times)

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Salvia species (S. recognita, S. cryptantha and S. glutinosa) contained relatively high levels of salvinorin A (212.86 ± 20.46 μg/g, 51.50 ± 4.95 μg/g and 38.92 ± 3.74 μg/g, respectively). Salvinorin B was also found in Salvia species of S. potentillifolia, S. adenocaulon and S. cryptantha as 2351.99 ± 232.22 μg/g, 768.78 ± 75.90 μg/g and 402.24 ± 39.71 μg/g, …none of the Salvia species in Turkey had similar DNA sequence to Salvia divinorum plant.


Perhaps in light of recent changes to the status of this plant in some countries and or states there should be some active hybridization between those species that are active with the more active species? Perhaps introducing some hybrid vigor in the process
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One more quick resource for you guys. http://www.hardyplants.com/seeds/SA81-A3.html

Salvia recognita $2.95 for seeds
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Wait, I thought salvia never seeded. And almost never flowers.

Edit: I see these are not divinorum seeds

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I've seen loads of flowers on Salvia back when I used to grow this one in Florida. It can also set seed. Packets of Salvia divinorum seed are generally very expensive if they are indeed the real deal.
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Have you germinated one? 

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I don't generally help germinate seeds unless they require a cold stratification or some such to speed them along. Then I help. Otherwise I let nature do its thing and so far she has been rather adept at germinating the seeds placed in her womb. As regards Salvia divinorum, She has only presented me with one seedling many years ago when I used to grow her. I did absolutely nothing to take credit for it and as it looked identical to the mother plant I made no attempt to propagate it further. If you want distinct seedlings it is best to purchase one that has been raised from seed and is deserving of a name as you could grow out a great many seedling and never find one that was sufficiently distinct to warrant naming it.
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That's cool.  At least you saw a seedling. More than most.  i stopped growing salvia some time ago too.  And sadly I don't feel the plant ever thrived in my care.  It really seemed to struggle in this climate.  Cactus' however, seem to do just fine. 

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Salvia always did its best for me when I planted her outside and left her alone. I can tell you that as far North as Gainesville, Florida that Salvia will grow wonderfully and if allowed to fall over on its own weight will even root and in this way pieces can survive the mild winters there.
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