Acacia maidenii – Maiden’s Wattle (plant)
Acacia maidenii occurs in Qld, NSW and Vic, in coastal and subcoastal environments, from Proserpine in the north to Orbost in the south. Grows usually in more fertile soils, sometimes derived from basalt, often on the edges of littoral rainforest. Flowers mostly January-June (WorldWideWattle website). Has been recognised as an endangered species in Victoria just recently.
Acacia maidenii contains tryptamines, mainly in the bark. The bark contains 0.36% DMT as well as 0.24% of N-methyltryptamine.
Care and Cultivation of Acacia maidenii
Acacia maidenii can reach 5 metres tall (some sources say 15-20m) with a similar spread. Likes a full sun position with well drained soil and adequate water for the first year or two. Drought tolerant once established. Suitable for most soil types and climates.