Cochlospermum heteroneurum F.Muell.
Maximilianea fraseri (Planch.) Kuntze
Maximilianea heteroneura (F.Muell.) Kuntze
Common Name: Kapok Bush
Tree growing at the Nong Nooch Botanical Garden. Pattaya.
Photograph by: Pescov
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Kapok bush is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing 1 - 6 metres tall[
It is sometimes gathered from the wild as a food for local use.
Australia - Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory.
Found in a variety of habitats[
Requires a dry, well drained soil in a sunny position[
Roots of young trees - cooked[
Flowers - raw or cooked[
]. A lovely flavour, they go well in salads, cakes and rice[
Seed - best sown as soon as ripe, it can take up to 3 months to germinate[
]. Plants quickly produce a deep taproot and so the seedlings need to be transferred to deep pots as soon as they are large enough to handle.
Cuttings of leafy shoots[
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