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fern-leaved grevillea or honey wattle, Grevillea pteridifolia

olwol (uk -/ug -)
theepu (yuku -)
in Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola
in Pakanh


The fern-leaved grevillea or honey wattle, Grevillea pteridifolia (family Proteaceae), is a slender tree with fine silvery leaves and brilliant orange flowers. The leaves are divided, giving them a fern-like appearance.

This tree's nectar popular with many birds such as the blue-eyed honeyeater and the rainbow lorikeet. It is also taken by flying-foxes and sugarbag bees. People also eat the nectar by sucking it directly from the flowers or shaking it from the flowers into water and mixing it up. For more information on plant food and the traditional subsistence of Aboriginal people in central Cape York Peninsula, see the Edible plant products page.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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