Plant 310 - Malaria Bush - Petalostigma quadriloculare
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All prints in this collection are being sold as Limited Edition Prints
They are printed using archival quality inks
The prints are produced on off-white quality 100% Canson Cotton Rag Paper guaranteeing exceptional longevity for the life of the product
All prints are accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist and details of the usage of the plant by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
All prints appear in the recently released book - "Australian Bush-plant Usage by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people", by author and artist - Bill Ivinson. It is available through all Amazon book outlets
Bill is a highly respected Aboriginal Elder who has family language group ties with Murrin-Ger people in the Northern Territory and Murrinjabin people of Darnley Island in the Torres Strait
The collection has taken 34 years to complete and is now available for others to share.
This small tree growing to about 1.5 meters is used medicinally. It has bright dark green leaves with a lighter under color and grows to around 6cm long and 3.5cm wide. The fruit is globular and orange-yellow when ripe. This fruit is placed in the mouth and sucked to relieve a toothache. The bark is soaked in water and the resulting fluid used to treat sore eyes. The fruit was chewed to prevent malaria.
Plant 310 – Malaria Bush – Petalostigma quadriloculare
Limited Edition print (30) using archival quality inks produced on off-white quality 100% Canson Infinity Cotton Rag paper
Certificate signed by the artist and details of usage of the plant by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people