Trout's Notes on San Pedro & Related Trichocereus Species... NEW
Paperback. Brand New! ISBN 0977087603.
Oversize softcover book with 310 pages containing almost 900 B&W photos. This work covers the San Pedro cactus and its relatives, detailing the botany, psychoactive chemistry and history of these special cacti. This material has seen such huge expansion for the third edition that the book that originally covered many sacred plants. This book is the single most comprehensive and detailed review & reference compendium that exists regarding the San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi) and its close relatives. Not considered a beginners book on how to grow, but it is the best resource in identification currently available.
The full title of this book, Trout's Notes on San Pedro and Related Species - A Guide to Their Visual Recognition With Notes on Their Botany, Chemistry and History, gives an insightful indication of its true content. The blurb on the back cover states: "More than you need to know." This is certainly true unless the reader wants all of the very exhaustive, detailed information about Trichocereus species, subspecies, strains, varieties, field identification, botanical classification and the naming of the cacti, and on and on and on. Comprehensive is the operative word here, and detailed.
A must have for any true devotee of this species.