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Blue quandong

Elaeocarpus angustifolius


Bush tucker. A tall tree with buttress roots bearing small blue edible fruit. They have a large fruit and taste similar to a plum in my opinion.


Cairns botanical gardens


Quandong can refer to several plants, particularly a red fruited plant found further south, also bush tucker. I've added some cassowaries. not sure if they are real though because they wouldn't have chicks and eggs at the same time =)

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MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you Professor Scott. I suspect that I have mistaken these two blue fruit and that the edible quandong is not a cassowary plum at all. I will remove the reference to this term from my description because I no longer believe it is accurate.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Interesting, Martin! Cerbera floribunda is also called cassowary plum and eaten by cassowaries (but not humans!). See . I'm seeing IT called a "cassowary egg" on a couple of sites but all the cassowary eggs I've seen in person have been green :-) Here's another link you may find interesting

MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks NRM4434
Thanks ChunXW
I've added a cassowary for you - the eggs are blue too

ChunXingWong 7 years ago

So that's where cassowaries get their blue color from !

NRM4424 7 years ago

They look really cool

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 28, 2013
Submitted on Dec 1, 2013

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