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turpentine tree, Canarium australianum

idhul (uk -)
ithul (ug -)
achul (ug -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Uw Ilbmbanhdhiy


Turpentine tree, Canarium australianum

The turpentine tree, Canarium australianum (family Burseraceae), is a large tree with an open, spreading crown. It has smooth cream-grey bark, pinnate leaves and a fleshy drupe with a large edible nut. For more information on plant food and the traditional subsistence of Aboriginal people in central Cape York Peninsula, see the Edible plant products page.

This tree is important as a source of bush wax, important in traditional material culture. See the Plant usage page for more information on the uses of plant products in traditional industry.

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