Kunzea pomifera

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Ordo : Myrtales 
Familia : Myrtaceae 
Genus : Kunzea 
Species : K. pomifera 
Kunzea pomifera 
F.Muell.  

Kunzea pomifera (binomen a Ferdinando de Mueller anno 1855 statutum)[1] est species plantarum fructiferarum iuxta litora meridiana Australiae crescentium. Fructibus olim ab indigenis collectis, planta recentius in Australia et alibi colitur. Mueller ita descripsit: "Pomum carnosum edule 'malum indigenarum' a colonis Australiae meridianae nuncupatur."[2] Alibi: "Planta procumbens, foliis eucalyptoidibus, bacas (muntries) proferens e quibus conditurae optimae conficiuntur."[3] Species iam anno 1889 in Angliam introducta est.

Nomen huius fructus Anglicum solitum, muntries formá plurali vel a principio muntry, a lingua Australiana Yaralde deductum est. Anno 1847 primum legitur in opere G. F. Angas Savage Life and Scenes: "Hae bacae malis parvis valde similes saporem aromaticum haud ingratum habent; quas cum maturescant indigenae se per thinia ad decerpendas dispargunt."[4]

Notae[recensere | fontem recensere]

  1. Ferdinand von Mueller, Definitions of rare or hitherto undescribed Australian plants (praeimpressum 1855) p. 44. Apud Tropicos per errorem citatur "Mueller, Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von. In: Transactions of the Philosophical Society of Victoria. 1: 124. 1855"
  2. The fleshy fruit is edible and called "native apple" by the South Australian colonists. Mueller (1856) p. 66
  3. A prostrate plant with Eucalypt-like leaves and bearing berries ("muntries") yielding excellent jam or preserves (Mueller). H. B. Williamson in Victorian Naturalist vol. 47 (1930) p. 8
  4. These berries are precisely like miniature apples, and have an aromatic flavour, which is not unpleasant. When the monterry is ripe, the natives disperse themselves over the sand-hills in search of them. G. F. Angas, Savage Life and Scenes (1847) vol. 1 p. 65; Joan Hughes, ed., Australian Words and their Origins (Melburniae: Oxford University Press, 1989) s.v. "muntry"

Bibliographia[recensere | fontem recensere]

  • Beth Gott, "Indigenous use of plants in south-eastern Australia" in Telopea vol. 12 no. 2 (2008) pp. 215–226, praecipue 219-220
  • Rodger W. Elliot, David L. Jones, Trevor Blake, Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation vol. 6 (Port Melbourne: Lothian Press, 1993. ISBN 0-85091-589-9) p. 15
  • Anthony Hele, "Muntries production" (Primary Industries and Resources SA Fact Sheet, 3) (2003)
  • Ferdinand von Mueller, "Definitions of rare or hitherto undescribed Australian plants, chiefly collected within the boundaries of the Colony of Victoria" in Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany vol. 8 (1856) p. 66

Nexus externi[recensere | fontem recensere]

Wikispecies-logo.svg Vide "Kunzea pomifera" apud Vicispecies.
Wikidata-logo.svg Situs scientifici: Tropicos • GRIN • ITIS • Plant List • NCBI • Biodiversity • Encyclopedia of Life • Plant Name Index • "Kunzea pomifera" apud Plants for a Future • USDA Plants Database