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|Title:||The bush coconut (scale insect gall) as food at Kiwirrkurra, Western Australia||Contributor(s):||Yen, A (author); Flavel, M (author); Wright, Boyd (author) ; Bilney, C (author); Brown, L (author); Butler, S (author); Crossing, K (author); Jois, M (author); Napaltjarri, Y (author); Napaltjarri, Y (author); West, P (author)||Publication Date:||2016||DOI:||10.3920/JIFF2016.0039||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19681||Abstract:||The bush coconut is used as a source of food by several Australian Aboriginal communities. It is actually a scale insect gall. Originally all bush coconut insects were given the same species name, but now there are at least three species in Australia. The bloodwood trees at Kiwirrkurra (Western Australia), 'Corymbia opaca', had bush coconuts built by the scale insect 'Cystococcus pomiformis'. The use of the coconut is described by some Aboriginal women from Kiwirrkurra. The nutritional value of the bush coconuts from Kiwirrkurra is determined; this is important information because the species tested is known while the species identification of galls in earlier publications is now uncertain due to taxonomic changes.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, 2(4), p. 293-299||Publisher:||Wageningen Academic Publishers||Place of Publication:||The Netherlands||ISSN:||2352-4588||Field of Research (FOR):||060299 Ecology not elsewhere classified||HERDC Category Description:||C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 61
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