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  1. Hi there, I've long been on the hunt for alkaloid producing acacias in my area (SE Melbourne), particularly something that could be sustainably harvested, i.e. from phyllodes. So I've got a few samples I'd love IDs on please (sorry for pic orientation - not sure how to correct this) Sample 1: 19/06/2020 - I think this is a Floribunda but would love confirmation. Sample 2: 21/06/2020 - Pretty sure this is also Floribunda Sample 3: 21/06/2020 - This one looks quite different, note the quite pronounced reddish colour of the stems Sample 4: 21/06/2020 - Also quite different, the branches seemed to be quite elongated and droop down towards the ground; phyllodes protrude perpendicular to the stem
  2. Rock.0

    A couple of Acacia IDs

    Thanks for letting me know! I just assumed it wouldn't be that difficult, so you've saved me a lot of time, and of course, removing plant material in the future. Still curious about the IDs of those acacias so I can better familiarise myself with them.
  3. Rock.0

    A couple of Acacia IDs

    Thank you for the reminder, it's been a long whie since I've been searching for acacias, I just didn't think. And to be completely clear, I am not planning on harvesting from wild trees, I may however take cuttings for propagation, but I'm hoping to learn more about IDing as I go. Mate that is very useful to know, thanks for passing that on. Such a quick and easy thing to look for. Acacia Floribunda definitely has cylindrical flowering patterns (spikes), which are present on Sample 1 and 2. I have also heard that supposedly there are different floribunda varieties, some of which yield DMT, some do not.
  4. Close enough for me, thanks
  5. Hi Shamans, just hoping to get an ID on this plant. I saw it in an office and just love the petiteness of it. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks P.S. Dunno why it's rotated like that, sorry.
  6. Cool I'll look into that, thank you
  7. Hey shamans. Someone I know has recently pruned their Acacia Floribunda, leaving quite a decent sized stack of branches full of phyllodes. I'm wondering with the very heavy rain recently, the phyllodes would currently contain active ingredients? The reason I'm asking is based on my very limited knowledge, that alkaloid content dramatically decreases following periods of rain and colder weather temperatures. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks
  8. Thanks Moose and Glaukus for your insights, you have confirmed what I have read about Acacias more generally. Time unfortunately isn't something I have an abundance of, but I'll gather up a small quantity of trimmings anyway and hopefully get around to working with them at some stage.
  9. Rock.0

    Acacia ID Help

    Nice, that looks like a very close match to me. Thank you
  10. Could anyone please help ID this acacia? I thought I was dealing with a Floribunda, but it looks slightly different. It has similar sized phyllodes but this species has a rounded tip, as opposed to a pointy tip that Floribunda has. It also appears to have very small glands, which I'm tlkd Floribundas do not have. I've done a Google image search but didn't have any luck. The closest match I found was A. Fimbriata, but it's not exact, and from what I read, Fimbriata grows up North. Located in a creekland in the Eastern suburbs of Melb. Thanks.
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    Acacia ID Help

    Any ideas at all?
  12. Thats awesome, very cool info. And how are you finding subs this early in the year, with such high temps and low rainfall?
  13. Hi there, Just went out for a walk and snapped a few pics of acacias. These are grouped into three separate samples. I suspect they are either A. Longifolia or A. Melanoxylon. Locatio: Eastern Melbourne creeklands. Thanks P.S Sorry for the sideways photos, not sure how to fix that. Sample 1: Sample 2: Sample 3:
  14. The fruit being the fleshy pink ring around the seed?
  15. Wow, this tree just keeps on getting better. I just went for my morning dog walk through some creeklands and ID'd quite a number of very young Floribundas, including one that had been damaged somehow, so I might head back there and scavenge whatever I can. Also a couple of other species that I photographed (See this thread) Good to know
  16. Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can help ID this wonderful acacia that has been growing in my backyard for about 30 years. Hope these pics are sufficient, please let me know if there are any other details you'd like me to photograph. Location is Eastern Melbourne. Thanks.
  17. Thank you for the info Moose. I've seen tonnes of Dealbata in my area, though AFAIK they are not active. I did an Ehrlich test on the phyllodes of my flori and it came back negative. I'll attempt with some branches and branchlets. If one was to attempt extraction on this species, are you aware of which part of the plant would have the highest yield, and how to harvest it sustainably/minimising damage? I'll see if I can find some seeds, not sure what time of year they come out though.
  18. Sorry what do you mean by glands? What does this indicate? And seeds...is it advisable to harvest them for spreading them in the wild? I'm as uninformed as they come when it comes to botany (though I'm keen on learning), I still need to look up how to spell phyllodes correctly. I know the fact that dumb luck has it that I have had this thing in my backyard for 3 decades, and the day I discovered Acacias were active was the day I realised it was even there must bust frustrating as hell
  19. Thanks for the link, it looks pretty damn close! Interesting that the Ehrlich test may not work, I've used it for dried fungi before and it takes a while longer than extracted material, but it works. I'll give it a crack with a few different samples and see what happens. Here are a few more pics I just took, it is not flowering at the moment
  20. I've actually got an Ehrlich reagent test stashed away from about a year ago, would testing the raw plant matter show up? Thank you Moose, would more detailed photos help? Phyllode measurements etc?
  21. I've been told before it could be floribunda or longifolia but haven't had any confirmations
  22. No, I've had them sitting on my phone for a while. Taken about October 2015 (Spring)
  23. Hey everyone, Sorry for digging up an old thread. I've only colonised a few pieces of cardboard (last season in Melb) and buried them in the garden under some woodchips in ~late August. I've seen a bit of colonised woodchip in that patch, so that's a good sign. I'm just wondering what sort of timeline were talking for each step here? And is there an ideal time of year/season for each step? Also when colonising a piece of cardboard, is it best to keep it in a sealed container or open? And indoors or outdoors? Thanks!