Davidsonia pruriens

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Davidsonia pruriens
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Cunoniaceae
Genus: Davidsonia
D. pruriens
Binomial name
Davidsonia pruriens

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.


Various types of wetter, primary rainforests, at elevations from sea level to 1,000 metres.


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]



  1. ^ Davidson's plum profile Australian Native Food Industry Limited. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013.
  2. ^ F.A.Zich; B.P.M.Hyland; T.Whiffen; R.A.Kerrigan (2020). "Davidsonia pruriens". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants (RFK8). Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR), Australian Government. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Botanical Information - Native Rainforest Plum (Davidson's Plum)". Native Rainforest Plum.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ Zhao, J.; Agboola, S. (2007). Functional Properties of Australian Bushfoods (PDF). Publication No. 07/030. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Retrieved 13 March 2013.

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