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Planchonia careya
Planchonia careya in Mount Archer National Park in Queensland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Planchonia
Species: P. careya
Binomial name
Planchonia careya
(F.Muell.) R.Knuth

Barringtonia careya F.Muell.
Careya australis F.Muell.

Planchonia careya is a tree species in the family Lecythidaceae.[1] Common names include Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple and Billygoat Plum.[1] It produces an edible fruit which tastes like quince.[2] Indigenous Australians use the bark and leaves in medications.[2] The bark and roots were also used as a fish poison.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Planchonia careya". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-07-11.  
  2. ^ a b c Low, T. (1991). Wild Food Plants Of Australia. Australia: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0207169306.  


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