Monday, August 01, 2016

Psychoactive plants illustrated

Inspired by Josep Lluís Berdonces i Serra's Guía de las plantas psicoactivas, here's our own short guide to ten common psychoactive plants and one famous psychedelic mushroom. It's just a sample, you understand. Click on "more photos" links under each image to get more Tamara's pictures from Shutterstock.
  1. Amanita muscaria, fly agaric, amanita matamoscas, мухомор красный. Main psychoactive compounds: muscimol, ibotenic acid.
  2. Fly agaric (more photos)

  3. Brugmansia spp., trompeta de ángel, floripondio, cacao sabanero, бругмансия. Main alkaloids: atropine, scopolamine, hyoscyamine.
  4. Brugmansia (more photos)

  5. Camellia sinensis, tea, té, чай, камелия китайская. Main alkaloid: caffeine.
  6. Tea (more photos)

  7. Coffea arabica, arabica coffee, cafeto arábigo, кофе аравийский. Main alkaloid: caffeine.
  8. Coffee (more photos)

  9. Datura inoxia, toloache, toloatzin, дурман индейский. Main alkaloids: atropine, scopolamine, hyoscyamine.
  10. Datura inoxia (more photos)

  11. Eschscholzia californica, California poppy, amapola de California, калифорнийский мак. Main alkaloids: protopine, magnoflorine, homochelidonine, chelerythrine.
  12. Eschscholzia californica (more photos)

  13. Humulus lupulus, common hop, lúpulo, хмель обыкновенный, хмель вьющийся. Main flavonoids: xanthohumol, 8-prenylnaringenin, isoxanthohumol. Antimicrobial compounds: humulone, lupulone.
  14. Hops (more photos)

  15. Ipomoea purpurea, morning glory, don Diego de día, campanilla morada, ипомея пурпурная. Main alkaloids: ergine, chanoclavine, lysergol, elymoclavine, isolysergic acid amide.
  16. Morning glory (more photos)

  17. Mesembryanthemum spp., iceplant, kanna, channa, kougoued. Main alkaloids: mesembrine, mesembrenone.
  18. Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (more photos)

  19. Nicotiana tabacum, tobacco, табак обыкновенный, табак виргинский. Main alkaloid: nicotine.
  20. Tobacco (more photos)

  21. Papaver somniferum, opium poppy, adormidera, мак опийный, мак снотворный. Main alkaloids: morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine.
  22. Opium poppy (more photos)

Text by Kirill, photos by Tamara

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