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Cabbage Tree Palm Leaf: watercolour painting by Marina Albert, 2003 [3 of 17]

2003 Livistona australis C. Martius - Cabbage Tree Palm
A native of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland it grows to 20 metres. The early settlers used the leaves for baskets and cabbage tree hats. They ate the buds and used the trunks for construction and animal feed troughs. Traditionally the aborigines ate the young leaves and buds and made spears from the hard wood, carrying containers from the leaves and fishing lines and nets from the leaf fibres.
Leaf collected from Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria.

Cabbage Tree Palm Leaf