Focus on Lemon Aspen

  • Published: 12 Dec 2014

  • Author(s): RIRDC

  • ISBN: 978-1-74254-733-6

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This fact sheet is part of a 13-part native food series.

The name lemon aspen has commonly been used in the native food industry to refer to two species which have a yellow fruit approximately 20-25 millimetres in diameter, characterised by a star shaped core with small dark seeds encased in husks as in apples.

Widely regarded as the ‘true’ lemon aspen, Acronychia acidula is native to tropical north Queensland and the Atherton Tablelands where it is also known as ‘pigeon berry’. The majority of research has been conducted on this species.