Rainforest Plant Uses
Alocasia macrorrhizos (Cunjevoi)
This thick stem is sugary and full of fibre, but is also poisonous if eaten raw. If eaten raw, the mouth and throat swells up and may stay like that for a long time. If you want to eat the stem with out getting poisoned you must roast and pound the plant repeatedly for the poison to go.
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart, Native Cherry)
The fruits on the Exocarpos cupressiformis have a juicy, succulant base with a hard seed at the top. the wood of the plant was used for spearthrowers and bullroarers (a musical instrument) and the sap was applied on snakebites to heal it. There were many species of the cherry but this was the most common.