Acacia victoriae – Bramble Wattle (plant)
Acacia victoriae is a shrub/tree from 2 – 5 metres tall. Widespread in all mainland states except Victoria, where it occurs only near Mildura and in The Sunset Country. Native to arid and subtropical areas in a variety of habitats, but commonly in clay or loam on alluvial flats. World Wide Wattle info.
A useful stock food plant in times of drought, Bramble Wattle seeds are the most widely used for the bush tucker industry in Australia. Roasted and ground wattle seed is widely used in cooking for adding a caramel/roasted nut flavour to deserts etc. Acacia victoriae is also a good windbreak and useful for soil stabilisation.
Preliminary TLC performed on this species showed good banding for dialkyltryptamines in the aerial parts of the plant and a 5-Methoxy-alkyltryptamine in the roots.
Care and Cultivation of Acacia victoriae
Acacia victoriae prefers a loam/gravel/sandy soil. Well drained soil, fast growing and hardy. Likes a full sun position and is tolerant of dry conditions once established. Dislikes high humidity.
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