Acacia maidenii

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Acacia maidenii
Acacia maidenii
Acacia maidenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. maidenii
Binomial name
Acacia maidenii
F. Muell.
Range of Acacia maidenii
Range of Acacia maidenii
Synonyms

Racosperma maidenii (F. Muell.) Pedley[1]

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.[1] 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.[2] The tree has a lifespan of more than 30 years.[3]

Uses

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[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement State of Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment, 2003
  3. Lycaeum
  4. Ayahuasca - Plant constituents

External links

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