|Range of Acacia maidenii|
Range of Acacia maidenii
Acacia maidenii, also known as Maiden's Wattle, is a perennial tree native to Australia. It is also found in Asia, India and South America. It prefers full sun, grows up to 15 meters in height, and the phyllodes reach 20 centimeters in length and 1 to 3 centimeters in width. In Australia it is listed as being an endangered species. The tree has a lifespan of more than 30 years.
The bark contains 0.36% of the hallucinogen DMT as well as 0.24% of N-methyltryptamine. When smoked, the bark gives a mild hallucinogenic effect. It is also a common admixture ingredient to Australian Ayahuasca brews