Santalum acuminatum – Famine Foods

Santalum acuminatum

Uses

Australia (Western). Fruit eaten. The fruit would fall to the ground after ripening and, if conditions remained dry, would sit on the ground under the tree with the outer husk of each fruit in a desiccated condition until collected directly off the ground, the processing consisted simply of placing the dried fruits in a wooden bowl of water and letting the outer husk soften to the point where it could be consumed.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(R.Br.) A.DC.
Vernaculars:
Ngatajara: Quandong. English: Wild peach, Native peach

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