Monthly Archives: November 2012

Syzygium aqueum (Myrtaceae)

Luscious-looking edible fruit. Native to the more northern parts of Australia like Cape York but grown as an ornamental in Cairns. Also found in southeast Asia, where it looks different, at least in terms of the fruits, which seem larger … Continue reading

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Olea paniculata (Oleaceae)

There it is, a native species of olive. A tropical one at that! Could it be a substitute to the olive of commerce (Olea europaea)? Can it be eaten? I don’t know, but perhaps someone should try. The fruit is … Continue reading

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Cordia sebestena (Boraginaceae)

Thick looking,  dark green leaves. South American tree widely grown as an ornamental. I have seen this growing along Grafton St near Rusty’s Market. White edible fruits which I have yet to try. Said to be rather tasteless.

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