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Bush Banana by Donna Abbots of Australia

The thick narrow leaves grow from a short stock, and fruits are pear shaped. Bush Banana grows widely throughout Australia. Often vines are found growing in dry creek beds and water courses in arid zones. Bush banana is a potent plant to Aboriginal people. The fruits have good nutritional and medicinal value. The extract and paste of leaves are often used to treat pains and upset stomach, flu etc .Bush Banana has many Aboriginal names. One of the Aboriginal names is Anangkwe. Bush banana is a totemic plant that is often featured by many Aboriginal artists in their artworks.Donna Abbot is an experienced and skillful artist from Alice Spring, Northern Territory. Her usage of colour and design makes her work unique. Donna’s dreaming is Banana and she learn to paint from her parents.

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