Family: Leguminosae Genus: Acacia Species: maidenii (Maiden's Wattle) phlebophylla (Buffalo Sallow Wattle)
A.maidenii grows up to 15 meters tall. Its phyllodes (acacias don't have leaves they have phyllodes instead) grow to 20 cm long and 1 to 3 cm wide. The seed pod is long and narrow, almost cylindrical and usually very coiled and twisted. Its habitat is on the border of rain forests and in wet sclerophyll forests. It is found in Queensland south of Proserpine, along the NSW coastal regions especially in the Heathcote National Park and in the Illawarra coast region south of Sydney to Ulladulla. It is also found in Victoria at Newmerrella and at Lake Coringle near Orbost.
A.phlebophylla grows up to 4 meters tall. Its phyllodes are broad, short and range from 6 to 14 cm long and 3 to 9 cm wide. The seed pods are broad, straight, thick walled, leathery and not constricted between the seeds. It is found only in a narrow range of altitude in the granitic declivities on Mt. Buffalo in Victoria. For a list of non Australian acacias that contain DMT check the Tryptamines FAQ.
Usage: Smoking the phyllodes of A.phlebophyll or the bark of A.maidenii gives a mild hallucinogenic effect. The DMT can be extracted in methanol. DMT is only active when smoked or as a snuff. To be active orally harmine, a monoamineoxidase inhibitor needs to be ingested as well as the DMT.
Effects: Visual and tactile hallucinations
Active Constituents: The bark of A.maidenii contains 0.36% DMT. The phyllodes (leaf like) of A.phlebophylla contain 0.3% DMT. The 0.24% N-methyl tryptamine in the bark of A.maidenii is probably not active at the these doses.Fitzgerald, J.S. & Sioumis, A.A., 1965. Alkaloids of Australian Leguminosae V, The Occurence of Methylated Tyrptamines in Acacia maidenii. Aust. J. Chem. 18, 433. Rovelli, B. & Vaughan, G.N., 1967. Alkaloids of Acacia I. Dimethyltryptamines in Acacia phlebophylla. Aust. J. Chem. 20, 1299