Typically, the ooray fruit form in bundles growing from the branches unlike its related
species which form fruit on the main tree trunk.
Ooray is a local Aboriginal name from far north Queensland for Davidsonia pruriens.
This beautiful slender tree of the rainforest, with its fragile pinky red new growth
and green saw-toothed mature leaves, produces a wonderous purple fruit with vivid
The juicy vibrant flesh has a neat tart flavour. Prepared in the proper way, this
fruit has the most refreshing taste on the palate and provides a great pick-me-up
at any time of the day. Little wonder that ooray has been a popular fruit for many
thousands of years.
The ooray is one of three species in the genus Davidsonia and is a native of the
nothern tropical rainforests of Queensland. The other two species, Davidsonia jerseyana,
and Davidsonia johnsonii, grow in temperate regions and are more commonly referred
to as Davidson or Davidson’s plum.