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Eucalyptus miniata (Woollybutt)

The Woollybutt Tree is a large eucalypt and also known under its Bardi name manowan and is widely distributed in the north of Australia. It grows up to around 20 metres in height and has a rough bark. Its large bright red-orange flowers are a distinct feature of the Dry season and appear around June. Kimberley Aboriginal people are known to have used the lower bark to build shelter roofs, harpoons were made from young tree trunks and the wood was often used to make boomeranges and shields.


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