Planchonia careya

Medium spreading tree, with glossy dark green leaves, white night flowering clusters of flowers, and pear shaped green fruits.Planchonia careya

 

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Planchonia careya

Prized by parrots and cockatoos, hence often called Cocky Apple.Planchonia careya Planchonia careya blossom Planchonia careya tree Planchonia careya a Planchonia careya 2

From fairdinkumseeds:

[…] This small undervalued tree is known by the traditional names of mangal, pamkujji, wulngum, pindaylany, but most commonly by cockatoo apple, billygoat plum, and most common of all, the cocky apple.

It is an edible fruiting native, with a flavour like a floury apple or quince, and beautiful white and pink nocturnal flowers.

The bark can be crushed and used as a fish poison or soap, as the Australian Aboriginies did for millenia, and it is said to be useful for healing infection and sores, especially tropical ulcers.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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