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Fusanus acuminatus, Fusanus persicarius.

Fusanus acuminatus R. Br. Santalaceae. Native Peaches. Quandong Nut.

Australia. Both the succulent outer part and kernel are edible. The seeds are eaten as almonds. Lindley says the fruit is as sweet and useful to the New Hollanders as almonds are to us.

Fusanus persicarius F. Muell.

Australia. The bark of the root of this small variety of the sandal tree is roasted by the Murray tribe of Australian natives in hot ashes and eaten. It has no taste but is very nutritious. The native name is quantong.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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