Food and other Ngadjonji uses of Rainforest Plants and Animals

Plants A-D Plants E-I Plants J Plants K-Z

magurra

Ficus variegata

Variegated Fig
magurra
Photo - Tony Irvine
The buttress wood could be used for making shields and rafts. See Weapons and Tools.
The inner bark was beaten out to make blankets.
Ripe fruits were eaten fresh.
malay malay

Elaeagnus
triflora


Millaa Millaa
Vine
malay malay
© William T. Cooper 1994
Sweet flesh of ripe fruit eaten and relished.
murrgan

Elaeocarpus angustifolius

Blue quandong
murrgan
© William T. Cooper 1994
Flesh of fruit eaten after fruit softens.
nigu

Calamus radicalis

Vicious Hairy Mary
nigu
Photo - Tony Irvine
Very thick lawyercane used for axe-handles and fish traps. See Weapons and Tools.
Young shoots are edible.
wiiraa

Davidsonia pruriens

Davidson Plum
wiiraa
© William T. Cooper 1994
Flesh of ripe fruit eaten.
yagal

Pandanus spp.

Pandanus, Screw Pine
yagal
G.Steenbeeke  © Orkology
Dried leaves were woven into baskets and mats. See Basketmaking.
yapulam

Calamus australis

Hairy Mary
yapulam
Photo - M.Huxley
This lawyercane was used for basket-handles. See Basketmaking.
Young shoots were eaten fresh or cooked. Said to taste like bamboo shoots.
yawala

Bowenia spectabilis

Rainforest Bowenia
yawala
© William T. Cooper 1994
The seeds and the large taproot of this cycad were eaten after careful processing to remove the poisons.
See Food Processing.

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