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Macrozamia riedlei     Zamia

  Zamiaceae

It is endemic to Western Australia. The nuts from palm the have been successfully utilised as food by Indigenous Australians - however eaten raw by european explorers incurred poisoning. Zamia is mentioned as causing sickness in men eating the seeds by Vlaming in 1697, La Perouse in 1788, Flinders in 1801, and Sir George Grey in 1839.

 

Photo Date: J
Map Ref: B3