Bunya Nut

Scientific Name: 
Araucaria bidwilli
Family Name: 
Araucariaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
A large coniferous, ancient-looking tree native to South-East Queensland.
Plant Height: 
30-45m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Danger
Of Interest: 
The nut from the Bunya Tree is a popular bushfood used by Indigenous Australians that can be eaten raw or cooked. The timber of the Bunya tree is also used as a soundboard in Maton guitars. We have it listed with a dangerous symbol as if a large bunya nut fell on your head you probably wouldn't be cooking it for dinner later that night!
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Large Tree
Climate: 
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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