Fig. 8. Examples of Arrernte merne (food plants) noted in this paper. (Left) ripe and unripe Ahakeye merne (Bush currant fruit) (Photo by J. Moloney); (middle) Yalke (Bush onion) before plant has dried, then tubers are suitable for harvest; (right) ripe Akatyerre merne (Desert raisin) fruit picked before dry stage by Eileen Bonney. (Photos by F. Walsh.) Table 1 names and describes these species.

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