White Wood

From the Kimberley, across the Top End to Cape York this small tree to about 5 metres.  As a sapling it looks like a fern and then as it matures it looks like a white gum.  Saplings appear at the start of the Wet Season (around December/January).

Saplings were harvested for their tap root which was consumed raw.  Older roots were baked on hot coals to soften their fibrous nature.

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