Young Japheth Miller enjoys his bush tucker and in this photo he’s found a tuber of Brachystelma glabriflorum, called badjdjo in the Kundedjnyenghmi dialect of Bininj Kunwok. Western agriculture has also recently discovered this indigenous food plant and its tuberous stem has been identified as a potential new food crop. This little round yam has white, sweet and tasty flesh. The stems are only above the ground in the wet season. They can be eaten raw or lightly roasted in hot ashes and sand.

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