Xanthorrhoea - I Can’t believe its not fatwood !

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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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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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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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Yeah the nut section in the supermarket sure is !
Except maybe the salted peanuts , and macadamias being a native too , might be a demand overseas for them .
All in all it was a good days fossicking also found a nice giant passionfruit vine taking over a tree at the back of a big green hardware store which provided some seeds which will be getting planted next bush trip .
Another venture in mind was putting pumpkins around a local water hole for readily available redclaw bait when in the area , however I never do understand why the local wild rats etc . seem to dig the seeds up before they get a chance to get going even amongst all the other greenery.
 

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Hi,

Are you thinking of planting exotic species in the bush?

Not so sure that that is a good idea given the problems that exotic plants have caused in the past.

KB
 

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I realise this thread started about something else ,
And after the parameters get expanded and I or somebody else replies we go a bit wayward from the original topic , so I apologise if that's the case and anyone's not feeling it.
Koalaboi , I have a couple local passionfruits I will get pics of when possible , and share .
Ones the small orange ground crawling variety , which doesn't yield much .
I've even seen as far south as sunshine beach sanddunes on sunshine coast qld.
The other is what appears to me to be passionfruit , as they are big fruit , I know the bats like them , they are green fruit , smell like passionfruit , yet are white inside with the same to me looking seeds .
Maybe they're a hybrid , or domestic variety gone wild I'm nor sure . the leave formation is the same thumb pointer looking again to me as the regular purples etc.
As I come across them in the edge of a rainforest , so would be nice to know if they're safe to eat.
I read they're naturalised , or become like a weed down NSW some places . maybe its a imitation looking native species , maybe not . I'll try recover pics soon .
Again apologies to the starter of this thread if we've wandered too far and stick the thread elsewhere or whatever suits if that's the case.
 
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