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Re: Clausena lansium (wampee)
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2015, 02:46:02 PM »
Druss, they sound like very interesting species.  Especially smyrelliana which sounds extraordinarily rare in nature now.  You will have to keep us "posted" on them & let us know about the fruit quality.

John

I am growing the two Australian wampi as well as a yeem pay, here are a couple of pics.
This is clausena smyrelliana

and this is clausena brevistyla


Smyrelliana is the quicker grower and more tolerant of light. Id say it is the fastest growing of the three.

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Re: Clausena lansium (wampee)
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2015, 08:00:19 AM »
I see Clausena brevistyla in the bush around here and never recognized them as bush tucker and have seen few references to them as useful species.The birds seem to enjoy them.

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Re: Clausena lansium (wampee)
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2015, 08:35:49 AM »
They are supposedly edible but not sure how palatable they are :). They are more curiousities than anything. The smyrelliana is really vigorous compared to the others. May try hybridising them later.

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Re: Clausena lansium (wampee)
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2015, 09:45:19 AM »
Some are not bad. The pinkish native one. Tastes a bit like sweet orange peel. Can be very aromatic. I think growers on the Sunshine Coast have been collecting and propagating the better ones.

 

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