Ololiuqui

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NOTE. The following terms have been used as ‘street names’ or slang names for ‘morning glory’ seeds: Flying saucers; Glories; Heavenly blue; Pearly gates; Tlitlilzin; Yaxce’lil.

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Ololiuqui consists of the seeds of Rivea corymbosa or Ipomoea tricolor (I. violacea) both convolvulaceous plants similar to the garden plant ‘morning glory’, Ipomoea purpurea. The brown seeds of R. corymbosa are known as ‘badoh’ and the black seeds of I. tricolor as ‘badoh negro’. Ololiuqui has hallucinogenic properties and is considered to be sacred by some Mexican Indians. Alkaloidal fractions contain at least 5 closely related individual components, namely D-isolysergic acid amide (isoergine), D-lysergic acid amide (ergine), chanoclavine, elymoclavine, and lysergol. The name ‘ololiuqui’ has been erroneously applied to seeds of Datura meteloides (Solanaceae).
Published May 08, 2019.