A well known feature of the Kimberley landscape, although the Boab Tree is recorded well into the Northern Territory. The tree grown to around 15 metres. The trunk appears large and swollen and the branches twisted and deformed. The Boab drops all its leaves during the dry season, giving it a stark appearance (see above) and accentuating the large pods. Flowers are white and fragrant. From April to July, large, large oval or sometimes round pods or nuts are produced.
These pods contain a bulky white pith that is edible, and has a pleasant powdered-milk like taste. It is . . .