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Marsdenia australis

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I was watching Gardening Australia last night (yeah, hectic Friday night social life I know)  There was a story about street art in Kalgoorlie, and many of the murals were plant based, and more than one featured Marsdenia australis (bush banana or silky pear)

One of the fellows interviewed referred to its medicinal uses in a way that made me curious. A quick Google showed up little information,  other than it being in family Apocynaceae, the same as family as Tabernabthe iboga, very interesting. 

Herbalistics has plants too. 

Anyone have any knowledge or experience with this plant? 

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hmm,ya it cankill ya,

even the pollen.

syat awayat:)

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Good to know. Thanks! 

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I'm quite surprised this plant hasn't been mentioned here before (according to the search function)

 

On previous gold prospecting trips, we have found a couple of these vines although the fruit was unripe. Was told by elders we met that they can be eaten both raw or cooked.

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Thanks Gimli, there was also a tuberous root mentioned, not much info out there about that either. 

One site I read says they can be found right across to the east coast, with varying leaf forms (narrower leaves in the east).

This one's got me... You know when you get a feeling about something. 

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