|DMT (Dr. Karl and abc.net.au 2005) 1%+ in bark (different net reports)|
General Plant Info
Acacia colei is a perennial bush or tree native to Australia and southern Asia. A common name for it is Cole's Wattle. It grows to a height of up to 9 m. Acacia colei blooms from June through July and the flowers are bright yellow.
Consists of 2 variants:
Phyllodes are 10-19 cm long and 20-55 mm wide, usually with three prominent longitudinal nerves. A dense covering of short hairs on the phyllodes gives the plant a characteristic silvery-blue appearance.
Its uses include environmental management, forage and wood. The seeds are good-tasting and are potentially useful as food for humans. The results of tests in Nigeria for the feasibility of raising the tree as a drought-resistant food crop came out very positively.