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22 09, 2020

Walking Stick Palm

By |2020-09-22T15:59:47+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Linospadix monostachya Description This native miniature palm is found as an understorey throughout the subtropical rainforest’s of Australia. Growth is very slow in it’s initial stages but very worthwhile to nurture as it is very att [...]

22 09, 2020

Midjem Berry, Midyim

By |2020-09-22T16:01:03+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Austromyrtus dulcis (C.T.White) L.S.Sm. The midjem berry, Austromyrtus dulcis, (also known as midyim berry or sand berry) is an easy to grow bushfood which occurs naturally in coastal areas ranging from northern NSW to Fraser Island i [...]

22 09, 2020

Riberry

By |2020-09-22T15:52:40+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Syzygium luehmannii Common Names: Riberry, Small leafed lillypilly, Cherry Satinash. A beautiful and commonly grown rainforest tree with new growth changing through several colours. A very dense tree, usually narrow in habit, but can [...]

22 09, 2020

Native Guava – Copper Laurel – Bolwarra

By |2020-09-22T15:49:27+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Eupomatia laurina Eupomatia laurina is known by a number of common names – Native Guava, because of the flavour and composition of the fruit – Copper Laurel, because the leaves are shaped like the leaves of a laurel and they turn a co [...]

22 09, 2020

Sticky Hop Bush

By |2020-09-22T15:46:22+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Dodonaea viscosa Dodonaea viscosa, commonly called ‘sticky hop bush’, is a member of the Sapindaceae family. This genus of plants are known as hop bushes and they were used to make beer by early European Australians. Dodonaea viscosa [...]

22 09, 2020

Finger Lime – Dooja

By |2020-09-22T15:44:11+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Microcitrus australasica Description A delicate rainforest tree that naturally occurs as an understorey tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW Australia. Finger Lime trees are erect trees growing up to 10 metres. The fruits can be gre [...]

22 09, 2020

Blue Tongue Dhumulu Yolngu

By |2020-09-22T15:42:21+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Melastoma affine Description The Blue Tongue gets its name from its sweet, blue-black fruits that stain the mouth. It is known as Native Lasiandra, or as Dhumulu to the Yolngu people. In Australia, it can be found growing wild in the [...]

22 09, 2020

Bottlebrush

By |2020-09-22T15:39:06+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Callistemon spp Description Bottlebrushes are members of the genus Callistemon and belong to the family Myrtaceae. They are closely related to paperbark melaleucas, which also have ‘bottlebrush’ shaped flower spikes. It is difficult t [...]

22 09, 2020

Banksia

By |2020-09-22T15:17:40+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Banksia spp Description There are 173 Banksia species, and all but one occur naturally only in Australia. Banksias were named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820 ), who, in 1770, was the first European to collect specimens of these plan [...]

22 09, 2020

Native Mulberry

By |2020-09-22T15:14:30+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Bush Tucker Garden|

Botanical Name: Pipturus argenteus Description A straggly shrub or small tree to 6m in subtropical, dry and riverine rainforest north from Lismore to North Queensland, mostly in coastal areas. A good fast growing screening plant where it has access t [...]

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