Small Philippine Acacia Acacia confusa

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Acacia confusa

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Acacia

Species:

confusa

Common Name:

Small Philippine Acacia

Seeds Per Pound:
12,712
Quantity:
7.69 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
27
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
30-50 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2017
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10
In Stock: 7.69 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
3.95
10 g
9.50
1 oz
12.95
1 lb
49.50
1 kg
98.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Acacia confusa is a perennial tree native to South-East Asia. Some common names for it are acacia petit feuille, small Philippine acacia, Formosa acacia (Taiwan acacia) and Formosan koa. It grows to a height of 15m. The tree has become very common in many tropical Pacific areas, including Hawaii, where the species is considered invasive.
* Its uses include chemical products, environmental management and food and drink.
* The bark may be ground into a powder and saturated into water to create a tea, or may be spread onto various foods as a spice and taste enhancer.
* In Taiwan, its wood is used to make support beams for underground mines. The wood is also converted to charcoal for family use.
* The plant is used in traditional medicine and is available from herbal medicine shops in Taiwan. more...

Acacia confusa is a perennial tree native to South-East Asia. Some common names for it are acacia petit feuille, small Philippine acacia, Formosa acacia (Taiwan acacia) and Formosan koa. It grows to a height of 15m. The tree has become very common in many tropical Pacific areas, including Hawaii, where the species is considered invasive.

Uses

Its uses include chemical products, environmental management and food and drink. The bark may be ground into a powder and saturated into water to create a tea, or may be spread onto various foods as a spice and taste enhancer. The wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm³. In Taiwan, its wood is used to make support beams for underground mines. The wood is also converted to charcoal for family use. The plant is used in traditional medicine and is available from herbal medicine shops (草藥店) in Taiwan, but there has been no clinical study to support its effectiveness. It is also frequently used as a durable flooring material.

Acacia confusa habit
Acacia confusa leaves and pods
Acacia confusa seeds

Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals found in Acacia confusa:

Root bark

Seeds

Stems

  • N-Methyltryptamine, 0.04%
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