Planchonia careya

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Planchonia careya
Plachonia careya.jpg
Planchonia careya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Planchonia
Species: P. careya
Binomial name
Planchonia careya
(F.Muell.) R.Knuth
Synonyms

Barringtonia careya F.Muell.
Careya australis F.Muell.

Planchonia careya is a tree species in the family Lecythidaceae.[1] Common names include cocky apple, cockatoo apple and billygoat plum.[1] It produces an edible fruit which tastes like quince.[2] Indigenous Australians use the bark and leaves in medications.[2] The bark and roots were also used as a fish poison.[2] It should not be confused with Terminalia ferdinandiana, with which it shares some common names.

Flower of P. careya.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Planchonia careya". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  2. ^ a b c Low, T. (1991). Wild Food Plants Of Australia. Australia: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0207169306.