In Peru, Pedilanthus retusus Benth. is known
locally as misha. This name is typically used as a
folk taxonomic catchall for the various angel's
trumpets (Brugmansia spp.) but is also occasionally
given to other psychoactive plants (cf.
Lycopodium spp., cimora). At the Institute for
Traditional Medicine in Lima, it is claimed that
Pedilanthus retusus is a potent hallucinogen, for it
is said to contain a substance similar to mescaline.