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Aboriginal Plant Use in SE Australia
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1. Soft Tree-fern

Dicksonia antarctica

Habitat: Gullies of tall, moist forests
Season: All year

People used the soft, starchy pith from the top part (0.5m) of the stem. They split the stem, scooped out the pith and ate it raw or roasted in ashes.
Dicksonia antarctica
Soft Tree-fern


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