Dyirr-i-laiurrk, Kangaroo Apple (Solanum aviculare)
Kathrine Clarke (b.1988)
Kangaroo apple, a starchy fruit that should only be consumed when highly ripened (blood-orange colour), is family to the potato, tomato, tobacco and eggplant. Australia has 117 species, of which 87 are endemic. It is farmed in several parts of the world to produce and manufacture oral contraceptives, using extracts from the young leaves and green fruits.
© Kathrine Clarke
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