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Indigenous Edible Nuts in Papua New Guinea

Bourke, Mike


This paper describes some of the indigenous edible nut species of Papua New Guinea (pNG), that is, species which were grown and eaten prior to settlement by other Pacific Islanders, Europeans and Asians from about 1870 AD onwards. More than 40 species of indigenous nuts are eaten in PNG. Information is given here on 13 of the most commonly eaten indigenous nuts, which are grown by two percent or more of the rural population, and three other indigenous nut species. The following attributes are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Fruits and Nuts: Research and Development Issues in Papua New Guinea


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