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quandong

, quandang, quantong
1. 
a. a small Australian santalaceous tree, Eucarya acuminata (or Fusanus acuminatus)
b. the edible fruit or nut of this tree, used in preserves
2. silver quandong
a. the pale easily worked timber of this tree
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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Aldabra giant tortoises have been used on Mauritius as surrogate seed dispersers, replacing the island's extinct giant tortoises; on Madagascar, some fruits are only eaten by lemurs; gorillas' habit of defecating in open areas, where seedlings face less competition, makes them important seed dispersers; fruit bats can disperse seeds over hundreds of kilometres; estimates suggest that 70-100 plant species depend on the cassowary for seed dispersal; cassowary plums and quandongs are among the fruits whose seeds are dispersed by cassowaries; when elephants disappear from an area, some tree species suffer; OPPOSITE: soursop seeds are dispersed by large fish in the Amazon
Increasingly they appear in upmarket restaurants, best cooked rare and often accompanied by a native Australian sauce made of quandongs or bush tomato.