Acacia obtusifolia – Blunt Leaf Wattle (plant)
Acacia obtusifolia is is shrub or tree from 0.5 – 15 metres tall. Widespread in forests and woodlands along the coastal and near-coastal ranges of far south-eastern Qld and north-eastern NSW, the central tablelands east of the Great Dividing Range, central and southern coasts of NSW and far eastern Vic. It often occurs near the margins of rainforests. Usually flowers between November-January but fruits irregularly (WorldWideWattle).
Reported to contain up to 0.4 – 0.5% alkaloids in the bark and slightly less in the leaves (0.07%). This consists of a mix of dimethyltryptamine and other tryptamines.
Care and Cultivation of Acacia obtusifolia
Acacia obtusifolia prefers a well-drained sandy/gravel soil. Fast growing and hardy native species for a full sun to part shade position. Typically a sub alpine species, Acacia obtusifolia is frost and drought hardy.
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