Tag Archives: Anacardiaceae

Rhus taitensis (Anacardiaceae)

Poison Sumac is a name that is more likely to be familiar to people living in temperate regions but here in the tropics, where the stronghold of the mango family lies, there lurks a sumac as well. Not poisonous per … Continue reading

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Buchanania arborescens (Anacardiaceae)

Having edible fruits and being distributed widely here and in the South East Asian tropics, this coastal-near coastal rainforest tree has acquired many common names including Green Plum, Buchanania, Jam Jam, Satinwood, Lightwood, Little Gooseberry-tree, Otak Udang. Aboriginal people of … Continue reading

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Semecarpus australiensis (Australian Cashew Nut) (Anacardiaceae)

Australia’s answer to the Brazilian cashew nut! In tropical rainforest regions of Australia, the Australian Cashew Nut is a food resource, but as with it’s Brazilian counterparts, the nuts require special preparation. Aborigines obviously took effort and care to obtain … Continue reading

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Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus (Ribbonwood) (Anacardiaceae)

While tropical Queensland lacks in any members of the Mangifera, the iconic genus that gives South East Asian countries a distinctive botanical character, the Ribbonwood makes up for by it’s sheer ubiquity in this part of the world. Ribbonwood is … Continue reading

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