Ellangowan

Myoporum deserti

Ellangowan (Clemson, p.158) is a major pollen source for beekeepers working Napunyah in the channel country of South West Queensland and North West NSW. It flowers from July to September producing large quantities of light grey pollen.

Samples collected at Cunnamulla, South West Queensland had a 21.6% to 23% crude protein. (Table 14)

Due to the large volume of ellangowan pollen produced and its reasonable quality, it would be suitable to collect and store for feedback to bees.

Table 14: Ellangowan Myoporum deserti

Amino-acid
Minimum % of Amino-Acid from De Groot (1953)
Cunnamulla Queensland July 1987
Cunnamulla Queensland July 1992 
Threonine 3.0 4.3 3.1
Valine 4.0 4.3 3.9
Methionine 1.5 1.5 1.9
Leucine 4.5 6.5 6.3
Iso-leucine 4.0 3.7* 3.8*
Phenylalanine 2.5 3.7 4.1
Lysine 3.0 6.6 3.7
Histidine 1.5 4.1 2.2
Arginine 3.0 6.4 5.7
Tryptophan 1.0 - -
Crude protein - 22.93 21.6

* Low level of this amino-acid

 

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