Acacia floribunda – Gossamer Wattle (plant)
Acacia floribunda is a spreading shrub or tree, 2-8 m high, 2-15 m wide. Widespread in forests and woodlands along the eastern coastal and subcoastal regions from Stanthorpe, Mt Barney and Tambourine Mt in SE QLD, southwards through NSW to Briagolong north of Stratford in eastern Vic. with an isolated occurrence at Nambour near Maroochydore in south-eastern QLD. It is often common along the banks of streams. Easily distinguished by the absence of glands on the phyllodes, and the thin and mostly pliable phyllodes. Acacia floribunda apparently hybridises with A. oxycedrus. Info at World Wide Wattle
The phyllodes contain a number of tryptamines, similar to Acacia obtusifolia and is a great substitute in the garden. Julian Palmer (Articulations, 2013) notes that the phyllodes of Acacia floribunda contain about 0.2-0.4% DMT and bark 0.3 – 0.5%
Care and Cultivation of Acacia floribunda
Acacia floribunda likes a well drained soil and is fast growing and hardy. Likes a full sun position and is tolerant of dry conditions once established.
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