Marsdenia australis, commonly known as the bush banana, silky pear or green vine is an Australian native plant. It is found in Central Australia and throughout Western Australia. It is a bush tucker food used by Indigenous Australians.[2]

M. australis has many different names in Aboriginal languages. In the Arrernte language of Central Australia;merne alangkwe (older transcription: elonka[3]), merne ulkantyerrknge (the flowers) and merne altyeye (the prefixmerne signifies plant food). In Karrajari, Nyulnyul and Yawuru it is called 'Magabala'.[