Blackbrush Acacia or Chaparro Prieto (Acacia rigidula) is a species of shrub or small tree in the legume family, Fabaceae. Its native range stretches from Texas in the United States south to central Mexico. This perennial is closely related to A. berlandier and is not listed as being threatened. It reaches a height of 5–15 feet (1.5–4.6 m). Blackbrush Acacia grows on limestone hillsides and canyons. It is also used as a fat burner.
Chemical compounds found in Acacia rigidula
- 3,4,5-Trihydroxy-phenethylamine (demethylated mescaline)
- Dimethyltryptamine 323.8 ppm spring, 568.4 ppm fall
- N-Methyltryptamine 4.6 ppm spring, 54.9 ppm fall
- Phenethylamine 2314.6 spring, 5264.8 fall
- Tryptamine 0.8 ppm spring, 21.2 ppm fall
These findings have never been confirmed or discussed and are considered by some to be unlikely and a product of contamination or a hoax. Some of the apparently found phenylethylamines were previously only known as man-made and their discovery would have been quite revolutionary. Also the authors of the 1998 study did not answer written requests.
- ↑ "Acacia rigidula Benth.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-09-09. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?406135. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
- ↑ ILDIS LegumeWeb
- ↑ "Acacia rigidula Benth.". Native Plant Database. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ACRI. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
- ↑ "Blackbrush Acacia, Chaparro Prieto, Catclaw, Gavia". Texas Native Plants Database. Texas A&M University. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/acaciarigid.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Chemistry of Acacias from South Texas
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Beverly A. Clement, Christina M. Goff and T. David A. Forbes, Toxic Amines And Alkaloids from Acacia Rigidula, Phytochemistry Vol. 49, No. 5, pp. 1377-1380, 1998.
- ↑ Ask Dr. Shulgin
- Acacia rigidula (Google Images)
- Alkaloids Found in Acacia rigidula by B.A. Clement, C.M. Goff, T.D.A. Forbes
- Toxic Amines and Alkaloids from Acacia Rigidula by Beverly A Cement, Christina M Goff, and T David A Forbes
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