Open Savannah and hilly country in drier areas the favoured habitat of the Corkwood Tree in Central Australia. It usually has a gnarled, stunted appearance with stubby branches of spindly leaves, which may resemble long spikes with pointed ends. The bark is usually deeply gouged and often blackened by passing bushfires. The heavy wooden seed pods remain on the tree for a long time. The Corkwood Tree produces a white to yellow coloured bottle brush like flower during the winter months or sometimes just after rain. These flowers may be up to 20 cm long.
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