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Indigenous Fruit in Papua New Guinea

Bourke, Mike

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This paper describes some of the indigenous :fruit 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. A list of 40 species that are eaten as fruit in PNG is presented, but the list is by no means complete. Information is given on 10 of the most commonly eaten indigenous :fruits grown by the rural population, and six other indigenous fruit species. The following attributes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/56366
Source: Fruits and Nuts: Research and Development Issues in Papua New Guinea

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