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Beyula Putungka Napanangka
Beyula Puntungka Napanangka

“Beyula is telling the story of the Kalinykalinypa or desert grevillea flower, a favourite bush food for Anangu people and quite a delicacy. Kalinykalinypa grows in the sandy soils on the plains. The beautiful orange coloured flowers are picked early in the morning and placed in a billycan of water to create ‘honeywater’ (cordial) or sucked straight off the branch for their sweet honey dew. More often than not Anangu move from flower to flower bending it to them so they can suck the nectar rather than picking it.

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