Commonly carried by travelling Aboriginal people as a thirst quencher.

This plant is also used to suppress minor to medium bleeding.

Cordage used in construction of rafts, shelters and heavy fishing line (Sharks,Tuna, Marlin and  Dugong).

Very hardy, coastal vine and is very common and widespread.

It is closely related to (Smilax Australis) which also occurs in the Biripi area.

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