There is only one tree at Mount Annan which is fruiting well at the moment. Staff from the Rainforest Project, who are investigating storage techniques for rainforest seeds, are interested in studying this species, but so far the fruit has been infertile. This infertility may be due to any of a number of causes. For example, perhaps it needs specific pollinators which don’t occur this far south, or perhaps it needs more than one tree to enable cross-pollination.
In Queensland, this fruit forms part of the diet of cassowaries. They eat the fruit whole, digest the flesh over a period of time and then excrete the seeds. The time taken for digestion allows the seeds to be carried a long way from the parent plant thus aiding distribution of the species.
Available from specialist native plant nurseries.