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    Geez that didn't even appear on my radar as a tiny blip , if you had'nt mentioned it I I wouldn't have had a clue an issue existed , for anyone

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    Actually I'm trying to do my best
    To be a native

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    And back to the topic at hand, says I, for one.
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    Sure , well I have been told grass trees are protected and a license was required to take them , I was also told it can take decades to grow the stump ,
    If all thats true , "as I am not certain" ,
    Also that they need to burn to propogate was it ?
    Therefore Surviving the fire .
    Its an interesting one to think about .
    Don't know any other fatwoods , I do like the idea of candle nuts however . As a oily source of flame .

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    Xanthorrhoea - I Canít believe its not fatwood !

    Is there a local type of candle nut?


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    Aleurites mollucana I believe its called up here from a quick check on a bush tucker PDF .

    Link . https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&s...ppBGwl1k4g24fA

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    there is the macadamia tree if u find it.

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    Hello pyromage , I remembered where one was , so gathered some of the double shelled little nuts , and gave it a go.
    Results were not very impressive for fire lighting . after holding the lighter on for quite a while it would light only to go out every time a moment later. So looks like I'll have to sit there and shell the delicious little things and eat them : )
    Unless of course the greener ones provide better fire . which I can try next time if I find some.

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    that's quite interesting Kindling,
    I didn't know about them not being that flammable as they have a relatively high fat content.
    Lucky, I've been trying to find a tree around my area, macadamia nuts are damn expensive!
    $35+ per Kg
    I used to have a massive tree when i lived in Africa.

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