Batwing Coral Tree
Occurs naturally in both the inland and coastal areas of northern Australia. The greyish or yellowish corky bark is poisonous. Clusters of orange red flowers in the dry season and followed by brown pods which contain orange or red seeds which are also poisonous. The root system can be dug up and drained of drinkable water and if you strip the outer bark the roots can be chewed for moisture. However its most valuable contribution is that when the wood is dry it is easily carved and made into water carrying vessels.