Category Archives: Terminalia

Terminalia microcarpa

A large species found only in mound spring country north of Derby and Kununurra. Layered branches with a broad crown, this species has the smallest drupes of the Terminalias. This species is also found in Indonesia.

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Terminalia kumpaja …

This variation of the Pindan Walnut has been removed from Terminalia cunninghamii, and is now called T.kumpaja, after an indigenous name for this species. While I have issues with a number of different variations near Broome, further work is being … Continue reading

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Terminalia bursarina

Small tree that is usually found bent over in the middle of rocky stream beds and rocky river crossings. Racemes of cylindrical flower spikes typical of Terminalia’s are present at the beginning of the wet season.

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Terminalia carpentariae

Large spreading deciduous tree with edible green drupes when ripe during the wet season. Closely related to T.ferdinandiana, this species grows mainly in the North Kimberley, up to the high tide mark in places. This species has larger round leaves … Continue reading

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Terminalia platyptera

Tall tree from the NE Kimberley with very large winged fruit.

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Terminalia petiolaris x ferdinandiana

Tall to medium spreading tree, the Red Gubinge is mainly found along the West Kimberley¬† area adjacent to sand dunes and part of the rare vine forest community. Green fruits, turning red to purple when ripe, edible. This tree is … Continue reading

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Terminalia canescens

Small tree, semi-deciduous, with winged fruits and silver grey lanceolate leaves. Widespread across Kimberley and Pilbara landscapes. This species, and most other Terminalias, have edible sweet gum.  

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Terminalia petiolaris

A medium sized and spreading semi-deciduous species with drupes turning purple when ripe, found around all Kimberley coastal regions. Sometimes called marool or Blackberry tree

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Terminalia platyphylla

Tall riverine tree, found on most streams and rivers of the Kimberley, has elongated oval drupes, turning purple when ripe, larger than T.petiolaris, as well as larger leaves.

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Terminalia arostrata

Tall Nutwood tree from the East Kimberley, features black nuts with small edible kernel. This tree has a weeping habit, and fruits smaller than T.cunninghamii.

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