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Leichardt’s Ironbark Bridelia Leichhardtii Seeds
Packet of 10+ whole dried berries each containing two to four viable seeds.
These fruit need to be soaked in water for overnight then rubbed together to remove the skins and break up the seeds, before changing the water and soaking overnight again.
After that they can be planted as per normal in a nice sandy soil mix with germination generally happening a couple months later.
This species is also occasionally called Amanoa faginea, Amanoa leichhardti, Amanoa leichhardtii, Bridelia faginea, Bridelia leichhardtii var. glabrata, Bridelia leichhardtii var. leichhardtii, Bridelia leichhardti var. Domin, Bridelia leichhardti var. leichhardti, Bridelia melanthesioides, Bridelia melanthesioides var. australiensis, Leichhardt‘s Ironbark or Small leaved brush ironbark.
It has glassy, brightly coloured, orange, red and black fruit which the birds love and look delicious.
Like little shiny glassy jewels.
I have no idea if they are edible or not and the when I asked around the forums and native plant groups online the best I could find is they have many edible and medicinal relatives in SE-Asia.
A couple knowledgeable folks saying “they have edible relatives and I suspect they might be…”
I agree, but still not good enough so never even licked one, but if you do eat regularly or use them as a medicine I would love to hear from you!
Contact Fair Dinkum Seeds.
So yeah, not people food as far as I know, just a cool native tree that provides shade, food, and habitat for the critters.
To that end it’s a great choice!