Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Davidsonia pruriens F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1868) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 4. Type: Rockingham Bay, Dallachy.
Do-rog; Davidson's Plum; Davidsonia Plum; Davidsonian Plum; Ooray; Plum, Davidsonia; Plum, Davidsonian; Plum, Davidson's
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Distribution and Ecology
Natural History & Notes
This species produces the Davidson Plum which is still sought after as the base material for jam or wine making. However, it should be noted that HCN has been reported from this species and the consumption of the fruit has resulted in vomiting and epigastric pain. Everist (1974).
Davidsonia pungens Hort, The Gardener's Chronicle : 603(1867), Type: a North Australian plant.
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