The Kalumburu Almond occurs in isolated pockets in north-western Australia within 100 kilometres from the coast. It grows on sandy soils, usually in close proximity to sandstone outcrops. The tree grows to 8 metres high, and older trees have a stunted appearance. The bark is grey and deeply grooved. The leaves are dull green and variable in size. The "nuts" are the trees most distinctive feature. They are found on the ground beneath the tree, and are most easily seen during the dry season after fires have cleared the undergrowth.

The "nut" consists of a thick corky wood surrounding . . .

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