Owenia reticulata (Desert Walnut)
Desert Walnut is a common feature of the dry sandy or spinefex-covered plains behind coastal dunes around Broome and the Dampier Peninsula. It can grow up to around 14 metres in height and is also often found in eucalypt woodland. According to Broome and Beyond (1996) the fruit are not eaten on the Dampier Peninsula, though when roasted, a popular food source to the desert people inland. Aborignal people of the Kimberely region are known to use the leaves, bark and fruit of the Desert Walnut and make a medicinal infusion out of it. This strong infusion is applied to cuts, sores and rheumatism.