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Mai Putitja and Irmangka-Irmangka

Bush Tucker and Bush Medicine

around Coober Pedy

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Parka-Parka and Nyinkini

 

 

Parka-Parka

Lysiana murrayi     Murray Mistletoe

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Parka-Parka - Murray Mistletoe

Parka-Parka the Murray Mistletoe (Lysiana murrayi) grows on the branches of other trees and shrubs, such as Acacia spp., Eucalyptus spp.  The leaves of this plant often resemble those of the host plant, an adaptation designed to disguise its own leaves like the inedible host, a protection from leaf eating animals. Murray Mistletoe has white, yellow or pink flowers and pink or red fruit.

The sweet and sticky fruit, especially favoured by children, is eaten raw.

Other Mistletoe plants with edible fruit are Ngantja (Lysiana exocarpi) (Harlequin Mistletoe), Nyinkini - Pale-Leaved Mistletoe (Amyema. maidenii), and Wire-Leaved Mistletoe (A. preissii).

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The flowers of a Mistletoe

Nyinkini

Amyema maidenii       Pale-Leaved Mistletoe

Nyinkini - Acacia spp., (Eucalyptus spp.) grow on the branches of other trees and shrubs, as do all Mistletoe plants. The leaves of this plant often resemble those of the host plant, an adaptation designed to disguise its own leaves like the inedible host, a protection from leaf eating animals. Nyinkini - Pale-Leaved Mistletoe has greenish flowers and yellow fruit.

The sweet and sticky fruit, especially favoured by children, is eaten raw.

Other Mistletoe plants with edible fruit are Ngantja - Harlequin Mistletoe (Lysiana exocarpi), Parka-parka (L. murrayi), and Wire-Leaved Mistletoe (Amyema preissii).

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