Bryant Allen writes:
The seed from inside the fruit of Pometia pinnata is eaten, despite being highly poisonous. It is soaked in running water for some months and then baked on a fire. The tree is planted extensively in fallow gardens (it is actually planted along the upslope edge in the new gardens in large numbers from seeds and although the survival rate is low, many trees survive) in the Torricelli foothills and with breadfruit (and more recently betelnut) makes up
orchards along the tops of the ridges
See first Mihalic entry. See second Mihalic entry.
Urat woman carrying ton leaves to a new garden for use in composting new mami (Dioscorea esculenta) plantings, East Sepik Province
[Photo credit: Bryant Allen]
Trees: a commercial hardwood tree, Pometia pinnata, that also has edible fruit.
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