|0.81% DMT in bark, 0.007% in twigs, co-occurng with 1.44% NMT in bark and 0.29% in twigs (Poupat et al 1976 ref Trout's Notes)|
General Plant Info
Acacia simplicifolia (or known as Acacia simplex) is a perennial climbing tree native to the Pacific Ocean islands as far east as Savaiʻi, and also in Argentina. This tree grows up to 12 m in height.
There is no common English name, but it is called tatakia in Fiji, tatagia in Samoa, tātāngia in Tonga and Martaoui in New-Caledonia
Located in the Islands of the west Pacific Ocean including: Fiji, Northern Marianas, Vanuatu, Tonga & Samoa.
Also located in South America: Argentina
0.81% DMT in bark, 0.007% in twigs, co-occurng with 1.44% NMT in bark and 0.29% in twigs
N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, N-methyltryptamine and other N-methylated tryptamines, plus the harmane alkaloid 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-β-carboline, are found in the bark
Bark found to contain the alkaloids N-methyltryptamine, N,N-dimethyltryptamine and 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-B-carboline.
Leafy stems contain these three alkaloids plus N,N-formylmethyltryptamine and another unidentified base in very low concentrations.
Stem bark, total alkaloid %3.6, %40 N-methyltryptamine, %22.5 N,N-dimethyltryptamine, %12.7 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-B-carboline.
Twigs, total alkaloid %0.11, %26.3 N-methyltryptamine, %6.2 N,N-dimethyltryptamine, %5.8 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahyrdo-B-carboline, %1.6 N,N-formylmethyltryptamine.
In Fiji, bark decoction is used as a purgative, cold phyllode decoction is used for stomach aches.
- Poupat et al 1976 ref Trout's Notes
- Photochemistry of Acacia, Dept of Plant Biology, University of Illinois
- Alkaloids of Acacia simplicifolia, Poupat et al, Phytochemistry, #15:2019-20, 1976