Table 1. Arrernte, English, and scientific names and synonyms for the species and the domain illustrated by each species, with example of related elements or values. Figure 8 illustrates these species.

Eastern Arrernte name and synonyms † Common English name and synonyms Linnaean name, author and family‡ Material values, and preparation techniques Conceptual domain (Fig. 4) illustrated by species Example of how species is associated with one of three main domains and its elements
Native currant‡, Bush plum§, Wild plum, Black plum Psydrax latifolia F. Muell. ex Benth. (was Canthium latifolium),
Ripe black, ca. 1-cm fruit hand-picked carefully or shrub gently shaken so fruit falls to cloth or cleared ground. Fruit preferably rinsed so does not burn mouth. Dried fruit reconstituted. Altyerre (Dreaming) Ahakeye Dreaming: ‘powerful’ Species that could endanger people if improperly harvested and prepared; rules for careful harvest practices protect the species and harvesters; songline track > 250 km long; major Ahakeye sacred Dreaming sites; some in long-lived mulga on peneplains
Yalke, Irreyakwerre Bush onion§, Nut grass‡ Cyperus bulbosus Vahl,
Small tubers ca. 1 cm dug from less than 20 cm depth. Eaten raw, lightly roasted in hot ashes. Also mixed with water and ground to a paste. Tyerrtye (People) Major species in ancestral and individual life history; preferred for teaching young harvesters; special food for babies and elderly; social classification in skin groups on Ampetyane and Ngale estates; major trade item
Akatyerre Desert raisin‡, Bush tomato Solanum centrale J.M. Black,
Ripe yellow or dried fruit ca. 1.2 cm. Hand-picked eaten raw. Traditionally, ground to paste, formed to 15-cm balls, dried and stored. Apmer (Country) Aboriginal burn regimes to manage Akatyerre fruit production; fruit eaten by Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and Bush turkey (Ardeotis australis), in turn, these birds important food for Aboriginal hunters
† Most commonly recorded name given here. Additionally, each species has part-specific terms (e.g. flowers, fruit ripeness stages).
‡ as in Albrecht et al. (2007)
§ as per local Aboriginal-English use