Natural sources of LSA's (plants and fungi)

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  1. genaro

    genaro Iridium Member

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    Here is a list of plants and fungi that are known or supposed to contain LSA's (lysergic acid amides).

    Note that no reports of use are available for some of the mentionned plants, therefore one should be very careful if ever experimenting with such neglected plants, some of these could possibly be poorly psychoactive and quite toxic (especially the one that are said to be infected with fungi).

    Argyreia Nervosa (Hawaiian Baby WoodRose) and a few other argyreia species, notably A.Speciosa
    Seeds contain LSA's (including ergine)
    Here's a complete list of all known argyreia species: barnesii, cuneata, hainanensis, luzonensis, mollis, nervosa, obtusifolia, philippinensis, queenslandica, speciosa, splendens, wallich (probably that many of these, if not all, do contain LSA's in their seeds)

    Carex brevicollis
    This plant was said to be 'possibly' psychoactive. Its effects and possible toxicity were not mentioned.
    It has been used as an ayahuasca additive.
    This plant contain a little beta-carbolines (including harmine & harmol).
    But I also found a source that was stating that this plant could have been infected with a fungi (probably of the ascomycete familly), which fungi would contain LSA's. This hypothesis has not been confirmed.

    Claviceps sp. (Ergot species)
    Claviceps Purpurea contains agroclavine, elymoclavine, ergonovine, isoergine, ergine and lysergine
    Claviceps Paspali contains agroclavine, elymoclavine, ergonovine, isoergine, ergine and lysergic acid hydroxyethylamid
    Claviceps africana contains agroclavine and elymoclavine
    Ergot species are all poisonous (extremely toxic, causes ergotism)

    Convolvulus tricolor (dwarf morning glory)
    Seeds contain LSA's (quite probably including ergine)

    Cyperus sp. and notably C.prolixus et C.articulatus ("piripiri"), and maybe also C.digitatus.
    Cyperus articulatus has been used as an ayahuasca additive "during fears, for spiritual development, conception and abortion".
    Probably has some psychoactive properties of the psychedelic hallucinogene type: ergolines (ergot alkaloids) were found in Cyperus sp.
    It seems that the plant it self would not be psychoactive, but that it would be infected by a fungi called Balansia cyperi (that belong to the same fungal familly than ergot) that is responsible for the presence of ergot alkaloids in the plant.

    Echinocystis lobata (Wild cucumber)
    This plant is quite possibly hallucinogenic.
    In the early 1960's several children that had been ingesting seeds of this plant were reported to be experimenting hallucinations (including hearing voices).
    Chemical composition of the plant is still unknown, but it is thought that this plant is possibly containing LSA's (this hypothesis has not been confirmed).

    Ipomoea Violacea (aka I.tricolor aka I.Rubro-caerulea)
    Other names:
    Morning Glory, Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, Tlilitzin, Badoh Negro
    Different varieties of I.violacea are known to be active: heavenly blue, flying saucers, wedding bells, Pearly Gates, Blue Star, Summer Skies, and Badoh negro.
    Seeds contain LSA's (including ergine)

    Ipomoea Carnea is another psychedelic specie of ipomoea (seeds contain LSA's), this one has been used as an ayahuasca additive "to strengthen visions".

    Other ipomea species that are possibly containing LSA's in their seeds:
    Ipomoea argyrophylla, arborescens, hederacea, nil, pes-caprae, purpurea, argyrophylla, batatas, muricata, pharbitis, etc...

    Merremia tuberosa (hawaiian woodrose, large)
    probably psychedelic (seeds are supposed to contain LSA's, ergine included)

    Rivea corymbosa (aka Turbina corymbosa aka Ipomoea sidaefolia) Other names: Ololiuqui, Badoh, Coaxihuitl
    psychedelic hallucinogen, seeds contain LSA's (including ergine)

    Stictocardia tiliifolia (aka Argyreia queenslandica, Queensland Woodrose)
    psychedelic, seeds contain LSA's (quite probably including ergine).

    Stipa Robusta (aka Stipa Vaseyi, also known as sleepy grass)
    This herb has psychedelic effects caused by the presence of LSA's, but the herb itself isn't psychoactive, effects are caused by an LSA's containing fungi that infects the plant: Acremonium Endophyte.

    Note that other fungi of the genus Acremonium sp. do contain ergolines such as ergine, isoergine, ergonovine, penniclavine and agroclavine.
    Notably, Acremonium coenophialum which is a fungi that infects tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) and causes festucosis. This one is known to contain agroclavine, ergine and penniclavine and an other alkaloid known as temuline which seems to be main cause for the toxicity of Festuca arundinacea.
    Better stay away from such fungi that are quite possibly very poisonous (similarly to ergot).

    Thespesia populnea (Portia Tree)
    psychedelic, seeds contain LSA's (quite probably including ergine)
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2007