TheÂ Bush coconut orÂ bloodwood apple, is anÂ AustralianÂ bush tuckerÂ food, often eaten byÂ AboriginesÂ ofÂ Central Australia. The bush coconut is, in fact, a combination of plant and animal: an adult pores femaleÂ scale insect, lives in aÂ gallÂ induced on aÂ bloodwoodÂ eucalypt. It is in the size of an apple with a rough exterior, a small grub can be found inside after breaking the fruit open and is usually eaten. The white flesh is also eaten.
Audrey Martin Napanangka is a very good artist. She belongs to Yuendumu group of artists.Â She beautifully depicted the bush coconut plants in a decorative manner. The best time to look for bush onion around April/May to pickup. Audrey Martin Napanangka was born in Yuendumu where bush coconuts grow abundantly