Typha muelleri – Famine Foods

Typha muelleri

Uses

Australia: roots eaten raw by the Brisbane tribe. The outer skin is removed, and the remainder eaten, except for the fibres which are spit out. The roots contain saccharine matter in addition to the fibre, and are also roasted in a hollow in the ground and eaten hot. (Central Australia): the young shoots and roots are eaten raw or roasted.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Rohrb.
Misc:
The ash, after drying, comprises 9.58% of the plant.

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