Terminalia cunninghamii (Pindan Walnut)
The Pindan Walnut, also commonly known as Kalumburu Almond or Pindan Quondong, occurs in isolated pockets in the Kimberley region. This tree grows up to 6 metres in height and its bark is corky and grey in colour. It grows on sandy soils and often near sandstone outcrops. The ‘nuts’ are this tree’s most distinctive feature and are often found beneath the tree on the ground. Outside they look like a walnut with the same look and size of a walnut. Inside the ‘nut’ you will find a thick corky wood that surrounds the kernel. Kimberley Aboriginal people are known to break the hard casing away, often with the help of a rock or axe, to access the inner kernel. The kernel tastes like commercial almond and is eaten raw!