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Acacia simplex


Acacia simplex is a perennial climbing tree native to islands in the western part of the Pacific Ocean as far east as Savaii. It is also found 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 and tatangia in Tonga.

Uses

The tree is used as a toxin in fishing. It incapacitates the fish, but it is apparently not harmful to people.

Phytochemicals

Bark

N-methyltryptamine

N,N-dimethyltryptamine

2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-B-carboline

Leafy stems

N-methyltryptamine

N,N-dimethyltryptamine

2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-B-carboline

N,N-formylmethyltryptamine

Traces of another unidentified alkaloid

Stem bark

Total alkaloids 3.6% of which 40% N-methyltryptamine, 22.5% N,N-dimethyltryptamine, 12.7% 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-b-carboline.

Twigs

Total alkaloids 0.11%, of which

N-methyltryptamine 26.3%, 6.2% N,N-dimethyltryptamine, 5.8% 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahyrdo-b-carboline, 1.6% N,N-formylmethyltryptamine.

See also

Acacia

Psychedelic plants

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