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Title Edible wattle seeds of Southern Australia : a review of species for use in semi-arid regions / B.R. Maslin ... [and others]
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  583.7480994 Mas/Ews  AVAILABLE
Description 108 pages : illustrations (some color), maps
Summary This book identifies 47 wattle species which have potential for cultivation in southern semi-arid region of Australia as a source of seed for human consumption. 18 species are regarded as having the greatest potential. Botanical profiles are provided for these species, together with information on the natural distribution, ecology, phenology, growth characteristics and seed attributes. Two species, Acacia victoriae and Acacia murrayana, appear particularly promising as the seeds of bothe these have good nutritional characteristics and were commonly used as food by Aborigines. Acacia victoriae is currently the most important wattle used in the Australian bushfood industry
Analysis Acacia
Arid regions
Native plants
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography
Notes Digital master available ;
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader
CSIRO Australia 1998
Subject Acacia -- Seeds -- Australia, Southern
Plants, Edible -- Australia, Southern
Seeds as food -- Australia, Southern
Seeds as food -- Australia.
Wild foods -- Australia.
Wild plants, Edible -- Australia, Southern
Wild plants, Edible -- Australia.
Author Maslin, B. R. (Bruce Roger), 1946-
ISBN 0643063110