Davidsonia pruriens

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Davidsonia pruriens
Davidsonia pruriens flowers and foliage.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Cunoniaceae
Genus: Davidsonia
Species: D. pruriens
Binomial name
Davidsonia pruriens
F.Muell

Davidsonia pruriens, also known as ooray, Davidson's plum, or Queensland Davidson's plum, is a medium-sized rainforest tree of northern Queensland, Australia.[1][2]

The leaves are large and compound. The edible dark burgundy colored fruit is produced in large clusters from the branches or the trunk, depending on the type. There are at least two distinct forms, with a suggestion that one of these is an undescribed species.[3]

The indigenous name - ooray - is being increasingly used by growers and processors.

Uses[edit]

The tree is cultivated to a limited extent for its sour fruit, which is used to make jam, sauces, cordial and wine. The fruit is high in antioxidant activity.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Davidson's plum profile Australian Native Food Industry Limited. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013.
  2. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Davidsonia pruriens". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ The Davidsonia genus Native Rainforest Plum.com Retrieved 13 Mar 2013.
  4. ^ Zhao, J.; Agboola, S. (2007). Functional Properties of Australian Bushfoods (PDF). Publication No. 07/030. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 

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