bush banana; marsdenia australias
DefinitionThere are two kinds of bush bananas: minyngarna are long while ngamukurtu are short and round. Ngamukurtu grow in the sand country, in swamps and mulga country. Minyngarna grow along creeks. We eat the fruit and we also eat the ngamukurtu leaves.
SourceE. Graham Nakkamarra, J. Nixon Nakkamarra, N. Nelson Nakkamarra and M. Jones Jampin et al., Anyinginyi marla Warumungu-ngara, Batchelor College 1997