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Brachychiton diversifolius (Northern Kurrajong)

Northern Kurrajong is fairly common around Broome and throughout the Dampier Peninsula. It also occurs in NT and Qld. This tree grows 4-15 m high and its leaves vary in size and shape. The pods are pointy on both ends with yellow seeds embedded in a bunch of yellow hairs. Kimberley Aborignal people ate the seeds (raw or toasted) as well as the starchy taproot of young trees. They soaked the inner bark to make drinks and lotions. The soft, inner parts of the bark were used to make short-lived but strong string to make nets and bags.


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